In just 12 months, CLIC Sargent’s partnership with Network Rail has raised an incredible £1.8 million.
Launched in April 2014, after staff at the rail firm voted for CLIC Sargent to become their Charity of Choice, the past year has seen employees across the country throw themselves into abseils, charity runs, head shaves, themed dress down days and much more.
As the key sponsor for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Network Rail helped to install a giant gold ribbon at King’s Cross Station, seen by almost three million travellers in September, sold gold ribbons, and came up with ‘go gold’ fundraising ideas.
Staff also rocked out in London Manchester, Cardiff and Glasgow at Railhouse Rock events, which saw staff form their own bands to put on evenings of great entertainment, raising almost £40,000.
Senior Corporate Account Manager at CLIC Sargent, Lisa Whittaker, said: "It's been a superb first year in partnership with people throwing themselves into abseils, charity runs, head shaves, themed dress down days and much more.
"We're so proud Network Rail is nearly at the £2 million mark after only a year - it goes to show just how committed Network Rail is to supporting their Charity of Choice."
We’re so proud Network Rail is nearly at the £2 million mark after only a year - it goes to show just how committed Network Rail is.
As part of the partnership, staff across the country are also getting out into their local communities to volunteer their time for the charity, giving them the chance to make a difference for children and young people with cancer and their families.
The partnership also aims to highlight the importance both organisations play in connecting people, and the difference it makes to their lives - with CLIC Sargent connecting families touched by cancer, keeping them together and connected to people who support them; and Network Rail connecting communities, helping them to maintain relationships and access jobs and education.