Wetherspoon has smashed the £8-million milestone for CLIC Sargent – thanks to an incredible £1-million fundraising between May and November.
The company has been supporting the children and young people’s cancer charity for the past 11 years, with staff regularly taking part in a wide range of challenges, fundraising events and collections.
One of the highlights of the fundraising activities was the J D Wetherspoon Kick for CLIC Sargent event, which took place in September.
The company-wide football tournament featured 613 pubs from across the UK and raised a staggering £471,000.
Staff also took part in CLIC Sargent’s flagship event, Wig Wednesday, raising more than £35,000, while chief executive John Hutson raised a further £2,400 by taking part in (and finishing) the Chicago marathon.
Wetherspoon’s chairman, Tim Martin, said: “CLIC Sargent is a wonderful charity – and staff and customers really engage with the work which it does, supporting children and young people coping with cancer.
“They are constantly coming up with new ways to raise money and keep this partnership flourishing.”
CLIC Sargent’s chief executive, Lorraine Clifton, added: “This is a fantastic achievement from J D Wetherspoon, especially as it comes so soon after the £7-million milestone.
“It means a great deal to the children and young people we support that Wetherspoon’s staff and customers are so passionate about fundraising for CLIC Sargent.
“We are incredibly grateful that Wetherspoon has committed to supporting CLIC Sargent until 2015 and look forward to celebrating many more milestones together.”
Pictured: Wetherspoon’s chairman, Tim Martin, with CLIC Sargent’s Elizabeth Silk (left) and Josie Lennox, at The Crosse Keys, London.