Past partners

These are some of the companies that have teamed up with CLIC Sargent in the last few years to provide invaluable assistance with our work.

Find about more about some of our amazing past partnerships:

ITV Text Santa
Tesco
Sainsbury's - Region 43
Chelsea Football Club
Grassroots
Olswang
HBOS
hmv
Marsh & McLennan Companies
Frankie & Benny's

ITV Text Santa

CLIC Sargent was one of six UK charities that took part in ITV’s Text Santa fundraising appeal in 2013 which raised 4.9million. This partnership will now help us support children and young people with cancer and their families.

The amount raised was shared equally between the chosen six charities. Every penny raised for CLIC Sargent will now help us fund our core work, providing practical and emotional support to children and young people with cancer and their families.

It will also enable us to create, develop and manage our first ever online community to support young people with cancer for a period of three years. The online community will enable young people to connect and share experiences with other people who are going through similar experiences.

See all the highlights from ITV Text Santa 2013.

Tesco

The CLIC Sargent Tesco Charity of the Year partnership was launched in March 2010 with the aim of raising £5million to help fund specialist children’s cancer nurses across the UK, so that children with cancer could spend more time at home and less time in hospital.

The partnership was hugely successful and has raised £7.3million to date, more than any previous Tesco charity partnership.

Josh Hardie, Tesco's Head of Corporate Social Responsibility said: "This has been an outstanding partnership and everyone has been absolutely amazing in turning every single opportunity into a reality. Read the Tesco partnership case study.

"We have really enjoyed working on this partnership – “a well-oiled machine” with a very can do approach."

Sainsbury’s - Region 43

CLIC Sargent's partnership with Sainsbury’s Region 43 was launched in January 2009.

Colleagues and customers from stores in Oxfordshire and Wiltshire reached the fundraising total through participation in a wide range of imaginative events, from bag packing and summer fun days, to sponsored cycles and bespoke staff skydives.

Chelsea Football Club

Chelsea FC partnered with CLIC Sargent between 2005 and 2009. During this time the Premiership side helped raise nearly £2million for children and young people with cancer.

Highlights from the four year relationship include:

  • Special visits from players to children in hospital
  • Auctions of Chelsea FC memorabilia
  • Match day mascot opportunities for young people with cancer
  • Entire first team joining young people supported by CLIC Sargent to kick off CLIC Sargent’s annual national fun football fundraiser, Kick!

Simon Taylor, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Chelsea Football Club said: "It has been an honour for our players and staff to meet all these incredibility brave people and raise significant funds for such a great cause."

Grass Roots

After two and a half years of fundraising, business improvement partner Grass Roots Group raised over £68,000 for CLIC Sargent.

Employees carried out creative fundraising initiatives including quiz nights and talent shows, right up until the end of the partnership in December 2010.

The highlight of the year was an impressive black tie dinner raising over £30,000 to help children with cancer!

Olswang

Leading business law firm, Olswang supported CLIC Sargent as one of its nominated charities of the year between 2007 and 2008.

Driven by an enthusiastic Charity Council, Olswang employees took part in a great range of fundraising activities across the year including quizzes, photo competitions, race nights and the legendary Olswang Idol! The law firm supported its employees hard work by matching every penny raised.

Olswang also supported CLIC Sargent through a range of volunteering opportunities, including Pro Bono legal advice.

HBOS

In January 2008 CLIC Sargent was chosen as the HBOS Foundation’s Million £ Challenge charity.

Over 31,500 colleagues voted, choosing CLIC Sargent and throughout the year HBOS colleagues, customers and shareholders undertook a variety of fundraising activities. 

Every pound raised was matched by the HBOS Foundation, so at the end of 2008, the Million £ Challenge had raised an incredible £4,062,903 and CLIC Sargent was presented with a cheque for £2,017,293 in January 2009. The remainder was split between the charities who were runners up in the staff vote.

Jillian Baillie, Deputy Head of the HBOS Foundation said: "We're delighted to donate such a significant amount to CLIC Sargent. Thousands of colleagues across the HBOS Group took part in fundraising activities."

"We're extremely proud that the funds raised will benefit so many families across the UK."

hmv

The hmv partnership with CLIC Sargent was launched in August 2008 and by the time the partnership came to an end in April 2011 hmv had raised over £1.2million to help children and young people with cancer.

CLIC Sargent's partnership with hmv and sister company Fopp spanned three years. At the heart of the relationship were the hmv colleagues from head office, distribution centres and the HMV and Fopp stores, who continually demonstrated a passion to go that extra mile for CLIC Sargent.

Gennaro Castaldo, Head of Press & PR for hmv Group Plc said: "We’ve really enjoyed working with the corporate team, who have fully supported and encouraged our efforts along the way, providing and assisting us with new and exciting ways to fundraise. The relationship has also motivated our staff, who have engaged far more with their customers and local communities as a result of it."

Marsh & McLennan Companies

With the help of their finale fundraising month, Marsh & McLennan smashed their £150,000 target and raised a staggering £225,000 for children and young people with cancer.

On Tuesday 28 June 2011 CLIC Sargent celebrated the success of its 18 month partnership with Marsh & McLennan Companies.

CLIC Sargent’s Director of Fundraising Lucy Caldicott presented the cheque to the Marsh & McLennan Companies Chairman and to CSR committee members Zara Adams and Amy Wright. The total was £75,000 more than their £150,000 target, a record total for the Marsh & McLennan Companies' Charity of the Year partnerships.

Zara Adams, Director of CSR UK said: "CLIC Sargent’s incredible, supportive work caring for children and young people with cancer touched our colleagues and inspired them to raise as much money as possible through a variety of events and initiatives."

"Our experience working with CLIC Sargent has been truly worthwhile, vibrant and educational."

Frankie & Benny’s

61 branches of the popular chain Frankie and Benny’s chose CLIC Sargent as their region’s official charity for 2011.

The relationship officially kicked off in May 2011 with a launch day on 11 May at the General Managers’ meeting.

The restaurants raised over £10,000 to help children and young people with cancer.

Find out more

To find out how you and your business can help raise funds for CLIC Sargent, please contact the CLIC Sargent Corporate Fundraising team on: corporate@clicsargent.org.uk.

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