Womenswear retailer Wallis has chosen CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, as its first UK-wide charity partner.
The partnership launched on Monday 1 September, which also marked the beginning of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. CLIC Sargent is asking people to wear a gold ribbon throughout September to show their support for the thousands of families coping with the devastating impact of a cancer diagnosis and its treatment.
Wallis will be selling the gold ribbon in all of its stand-alone stores and online at wallis.co.uk during September. Find your local store here. All of the funds raised from the sale of these ribbons will go to CLIC Sargent.
Throughout the year staff from Wallis’ head office and stores across the UK will be getting involved with fundraising events as part of seasonal fundraising campaigns.
This is the first time Wallis has chosen a UK-wide charity partner, offering staff an exciting opportunity to get behind a shared cause and engage in large-scale fundraising initiatives.
Lorraine Clifton, Chief Executive of CLIC Sargent, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be Wallis’s first UK-wide charity partner. The partnership will help CLIC Sargent provide vital practical, financial and emotional support to the 10 children and young people every day who hear the shocking news they have cancer, and their families.”
Anne Secunda, Brand Director of Wallis, said: “Wallis is proud to be working with CLIC Sargent to raise vital funds to support families with young cancer patients. Together we want every young cancer patient and their family to get the most out of life - to make every minute count.”
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About childhood cancer Every day, 10 children and young people in the UK hear the shocking news 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 CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. We provide clinical, practical and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. For more information visit www.clicsargent.org.uk
About Wallis With a strong design heritage, Wallis is one of the UK’s leading womenswear brands that reflects the style needs of the modern woman, who wants current and effortless fashion.
Wallis is the destination for contemporary, stylish and versatile fashion for the 40 something woman. Each collection is designed to reflect the lifestyle needs of the modern woman who wants the perfect balance of trend alongside a premium design aesthetic. Wallis has 450 stores across the UK & Ireland and is available online at wallis.co.uk and also on our international site in the US at wallisfashion.com
Note to sub editors Please note that the name ‘CLIC Sargent’ should not be abbreviated to CLIC, and that the word ‘CLIC’ should always appear in capitals, as above.