CLIC Sargent partnership with JD Wetherspoon raises £12m

21 Apr 2016 News

CLIC Sargent’s corporate partnership with JD Wetherspoon has raised £12m for the charity since it was formed in 2002.

CLIC Sargent’s corporate partnership with JD Wetherspoon has  raised £12m for the charity since it was formed in 2002.

In a statement released yesterday, youth cancer support charity CLIC Sargent confirmed that its corporate partnership with pub chain JD Wetherspoon has now raised £12m, the equivalent of £850,000 a year over the last 14 years.

Recent fundraising events have included the UK-wide Kick, a five-a-side football tournament where over 550 teams from Wetherspoon’s pubs across the UK raised nearly £500,000 for the charity. A national, pub-wide darts competition also raised more than £200,000 for CLIC Sargent throughout March.

The corporate partnership between the two organisations started in 2002 and the original fundraising target was set at £500,000. The reaction from staff and supporters was so positive that the target has been raised each year since.

Kate Lee, chief executive of CLIC Sargent said: “We are truly blown away by this spectacular fundraising total. The money raised by J D Wetherspoon helps us provide vital support for young cancer patients. Hundreds of families will have benefited directly from these funds”.

Tim Martin, founder and chair of JD Wetherspoon, said: “We are extremely proud of our association with CLIC Sargent. Since 2002 our staff and customers have brilliantly supported our fundraising efforts.

“The fact that we have now raised £12m for such a wonderful charity is thanks to them. We look forward to raising even more money in the future.”

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