The House of British Ceramic Tile, which is based in Newton Abbot, has been a corporate supporter of CLIC Sargent since 2014.
Since becoming partners The House of British Ceramic Tile has organised various fundraising events as well as donating over 100 Easter Eggs and chocolate bunnies to the young patients on Bramble Ward, Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital.
Throughout 2014 and 2015, House of British Ceramic Tile raised £3,647, and after a year of fundraising throughout 2016, they raised £4,000 for CLIC Sargent.
As a result, House of British Ceramic Tiles has raised a huge £7,647 to help CLIC Sargent fight for young lives against cancer.
An excellent cause
Natalie Keeling, head of human resource at House of British Ceramic Tile, said: "CLIC Sargent is a charity that had significant relevance for British Ceramic Tile and that our teams agreed we would like to be part of.
"During recent years, activities have ranged from baking cakes to abseiling from buildings, that not only brought our colleagues together but in the name of an excellent cause!"
Despite the partnership ending, the employees of British Ceramic Tile are yet again collecting eggs for the children’s ward at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital this Easter.
Natalie added: “Knowing that you are able to make a genuine difference to families going through the toughest of times has been a key driver for all of our activity. It has been a real honour to work with CLIC Sargent, Jordan and the team."
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Jordan Anderton said: “CLIC Sargent is extremely grateful for the ongoing hard work and support we have received from the House of British Ceramic Tile. The money they have raised will make a huge difference to the families we support.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Natalie, Hannah, Stephen and everyone involved with British Ceramic Tile for all your efforts.”
Making a difference
The money raised from the partnership could fund a room in one of CLIC Sargent’s Homes from Home for just over seven 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.