In January, Morrisons colleagues voted for CLIC Sargent to be their next ‘Raise a Smile’ charity partner for three years.
The partnership, which will see Morrisons colleagues and customers raise around £7 million, will mean we can increase the amount of financial support we provide to young people and families who are struggling with the extra living expenses a cancer diagnosis brings, like long-distance travel for specialist treatment.
We’ll also expand our specialist nursing programme, which maximises the amount of time that young people can spend safely at home, and invest in other essential projects that will reduce the devastating impact of cancer on young lives.
Thousands of CLIC Sargent supporters, and Morrisons colleagues and customers, joined the campaign to win Morrisons’ support - talking to friends about the difference we make, putting up posters in their local area and much more – helping us win the partnership.
Ruth Caulfield from CLIC Sargent who ran the campaign said:
“We have been overwhelmed by the number of people who have signed up to help us win this campaign. I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who got involved. This was a truly UK-wide effort with people campaigning in all four corners of the British Isles – taking the message to Morrisons and inspiring them to join the fight for young lives.”
Nobody thinks it will happen to their child. Until it does. CLIC Sargent provides the vital help to stop cancer destroying young lives. Right now, for every two families we help there is one not currently receiving the support they desperately need. We want to be there for all of them. A partnership with Morrisons will transform this:
People: we'll create a brand new team of CLIC Sargent nurses to educate other health, social care and education professionals close to families’ homes, so that they have the skills and experience to provide the best possible care for young lives against cancer.
Places: we’ll create new Home Hubs close to Specialist Treatment Hospitals, providing a welcoming environment for families to take a much needed break from the intensity of hospital.
Practical things: we'll be able to double our financial grants to families, so that they can focus on important things like getting well. We’ll also be able to develop a groundbreaking new digital hub, giving thousands of families who we currently can’t support access to advice from healthcare professionals from the comfort of their own home.
If you have any questions about the partnership or how you can get involved contact the CLIC Sargent corporate team.