Staff at Ken White Signs organised the Golden Pants Mile for CLIC Sargent to celebrate their 50th ‘golden’ anniversary of being in business, as they wanted to arrange a fun event involving the local community.
The mile route, which started at the Market Place and went through Tiverton Town Centre, was enjoyed by over 100 runners. Each runner wore gold pants, with a smile on their face and together they raised over £2,200 for CLIC Sargent.
Angie Dunn, Ken White Signs office manager, said: "We asked that participants included a pair of gold pants within their costume.
"We were thrilled with the number of people who joined us in the run, with just over 100 participants and a good turnout of spectators.
"It was a beautiful sunny evening, everyone was smiling and we all had a lot of fun. The event has raised just over £2,200 and we still have more sponsorship money due in.
"We are so proud to be able to support such a wonderful charity, we know lots of people whose lives have been made better by the help they have received from CLIC Sargent, so it means a lot to us to be able to help in some small way."
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Engagement Manager Jordan Anderton said: "CLIC Sargent is extremely grateful for the ongoing hard work and support we have received from the Ken White Signs.
"They have been supporters of the Great Western Canal Walk in Tiverton for years and to have chosen CLIC Sargent to be their beneficiary during their 50th celebrations demonstrates how committed they are to supporting young lives against cancer.
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank Angie, Ben and everyone involved with Ken White Signs for all their efforts."
Making a difference
The money raised from the Golden Pant Mile could fund a room in one of CLIC Sargent’s Homes from Home for nearly two months.
CLIC Sargent Homes from Homes provide free self-catering accommodation near to specialist children’s cancer treatment centres, which are often many miles from a family’s own home.
These homes save families on average £2,140 and the average stay in a CLIC Sargent Home from Home is 23 days.