Employees at BAM Construct UK stepped, cycled, kicked, bounced and ran their way through Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September and raised an incredible £19,000 for children and young people’s cancer support charity CLIC Sargent.
Hundreds of workers across the country got involved to show their support and raise vital funds for children and young people living with cancer.
Highlights during the month included:
- BAM bikers across the regions cycling 3,910 miles and raising £10,844 in sponsorship
- Employees taking 7,079,004 steps as part of a sponsored ’60-Mile Step Challenge,’ raising £2,200
- 96 colleagues from across the UK took part in a football tournament in Leeds, raising £5,000
- A team from its head office took on the 12k Bear Grylls challenge, which involved eating meal worms, to raise £500
- Another BAM team took part in the world’s longest inflatable challenge, raising over £1,000
Many other individuals and teams took part in other challenges, or more personal fundraising activities. For example, Anya Weaver, a Personal Assistant from Northampton ran 5k in memory of her niece Naomi who had a brain tumour, and sadly passed away 10 years ago aged two.
BAM Construct UK is one of the UK’s largest property, construction and facilities management companies. It chose CLIC Sargent as its new charity partner earlier this year and has pledged to raise £100,000 over the next two years. This huge total could pay for CLIC Sargent to provide more than 4,000 hours of support for young cancer patients and their families.
Sam Scott, Corporate Account Manager, CLIC Sargent, said:
“The BAM team went above and beyond with their fundraising during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and we can’t thank them enough."
“Thanks to BAM’s employees many more children and young people with cancer and their families will be able to access the support they so desperately need when they need it most.”
Beth Kidd, BAM Construct UK’s Community Engagement Assistant, said:
“CLIC Sargent relies heavily on donations so that they can help young cancer patients and their families through the hardest of times.
For more information please call the CLIC Sargent PR team on 020 8752 2812 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About cancer in children and young people
Today, 11 more children and young people in the UK will hear the devastating news that they have cancer. Treatment normally starts immediately, is often given many miles from home and can last for up to three years. Although survival rates are over 80%, cancer remains the single largest cause of death from disease in children and young people in the UK.
About CLIC Sargent
When cancer strikes young lives CLIC Sargent helps families limit the damage cancer causes beyond their health. CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading charity for young cancer patients and their families. We provide specialist support, to help and guide each young cancer patient and their family. We will fight tirelessly for them, individually, locally and nationally. For more information, visit www.clicsargent.org.uk
About BAM Construct UK Ltd
BAM Construct UK Ltd, which is one of the UK’s largest property, construction and facilities management companies and is behind schemes like the new Tate St Ives and the Met Police Headquarters in London. For more information, visit www.bam.co.uk