After voting CLIC Sargent as its charity of the year for 2015, staff at Maine Tucker have worked tirelessly to raise money for CLIC Sarget and their latest efforts have seen them raising money through Chilhood Cancer Awareness Month and #GivingTuesday.
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
During the month of September, globally known as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, cancer charities unite to raise vital funds for the young and their families.
CLIC Sargent set the challenge of raising £170 to all fundraisers, which is the exact amount we give to families at the initial point of diagnosis. Maine Tucker not only put on a bake sale but went the whole day in retro outfits with a mix of generations raising a total of £253.
On 1 December, CLIC Sargent celebrated #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving following the sales on Black Friday and the online shopping boom on Cyber Monday.
It is a great opportunity to come together and show the world why it is good to give. Maine Tucker sported a variety of onesies to make the most of the day and managed to raise £397 from bucket collections in train stations around London.
Kate Standard, associate director - business operations, said: “After some of our team visited Paul's House, the reality of how much the disease can interfere with everyday life really hit home to us.
"Even the small things like helping with parking charges, and staying overnight somewhere for an appointment makes a big difference, things we didn’t even think about!
"So when Childhood Cancer Awareness month arrived, we wanted to raise as much as we could to ensure CLIC Sargent can continue to provide such a special service.”
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Verity Gallagher said: “Maine Tucker not only embraced all of the challenges but managed to raise more than expected. Their support really has had such a positive impact on the charity and will help us to continue our work and we can't thank them enough.”