IPRS Group selected CLIC Sargent as its 2015 national charity of the year and thanks to a variety of fundraising initiatives throughout its 20th anniversary, smashed its original target of £2,500.
Staff at nationwide locations, including 60 people at IPRS’s head office in Little Blakenham, Ipswich, participated in a year of fundraising in aid of CLIC Sargent and Suffolk Carers.
Activities ranged from raffles to bake-offs, donning colourful wigs for Wig Wednesday and a special dinner dance celebration including a charity auction.
IPRS Group is an independent specialist organisation with an extensive in-house team of physiotherapy and rehabilitation specialists, offering a diverse range of clinical products and services to the public and private sectors.
Elisabeth Wells, IPRS Group’s charity coordinator, visited Paul’s House, CLIC Sargent’s Home from Home in London which provides free self-catering accommodation to families of children with cancer, where she was able to see first-hand how the funds will be used.
Elisabeth said: “Having the opportunity to visit Paul’s House gave me a deeper insight into the vital work CLIC Sargent do and I left feeling extremely proud and grateful to work for an organisation which supports such a brilliant cause.
“IPRS staff were instrumental in raising these fantastic funds to make a real difference to children with cancer, and their families, as well as local Suffolk Family Carers.
"We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support.”
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Daisy Turner said: “We are so grateful to all at IPRS Group who have passionately supported CLIC Sargent’s vital work with children and young people with cancer as part of their 20th year in business.
“It costs CLIC Sargent on average £4,000 to support a family though treatment, which is why IPRS Group’s fundraising is so important.”