Credo Asset Finance’s managing director, Simon, returned safe from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, having hiked to the summit, with two sprained ankles – all in a bid to raise a further £8,000 for CLIC Sargent, taking their grand fundraising total in three years to £25,000.
The Norwich-based asset finance firm was able to see the fruits of its fundraising labour when the team were welcomed to Paul’s House in London:
Simon Gray said: “After all the fundraising we have been doing it was great to see where some of the money will be going.
"Paul’s House is an essential place which helps families in the most difficult of times, not only can families stay for free, they are able to talk to other families that are going through similar experiences.
"To see the Gold Leaf on the wall was truly humbling and something that will stay with me forever.”
Along with free self-catered accommodation comes the added support and advice from CLIC Sargent Social Workers, who help young people and their families cope when faced with a range of challenges.
Recognising the vital contribution Credo Asset Finance has made to the lives of children and young people with cancer, CLIC Sargent presented the team with a gold-coloured leaf engraved with the company name, placed on the donor tree on the wall of Paul’s House.
Fran Brown, marketing executive at Credo Asset Finance, said: “It was a very emotional visit but also extremely heart-warming to see all the pictures on the walls from the children that have stayed at Paul’s House.
"I’m so proud to see the Gold Leaf on the wall and this visit has spurred the team on for more fundraising in 2016.”
Credo Asset Finance last year celebrated its 10th year in business and was a finalist for the second year running in the prestigious national Moneyfacts awards.
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Daisy Turner said: “This has been an incredible year for Credo Asset Finance and it’s been a privilege for CLIC Sargent to be part of it.
“A Gold Leaf is awarded to a fundraiser who has raised in excess of £10,000; this leaf is our small way of thanking the team for their passion and commitment to improve the lives of children and young people with cancer.”