Posted on Monday 9 March 2020

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£111,000 for young cancer patients thanks to the yearlong partnership between Invesco and CLIC Sargent

Invesco has raised an incredible £111,000 through fundraising events for CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people. Invesco, one of the largest investment management companies in the UK, chose CLIC Sargent as its Charity of the Year in December 2018.

Invesco staff celebrate having raised £111,000 for CLIC Sargent

By raising £111,000 for the charity, Invesco have helped fund CLIC Sargent Social Workers, who provide vital practical, financial and emotional support to children and young people with cancer, and their families. It has also supported CLIC Sargent’s Homes from Home, where families can stay for free to be near to their child in hospital.

The fundraising milestone was reached after 27 employees embarked on the Invesco Thames Challenge, travelling 75km from their headquarters in Henley, Oxfordshire along the Thames by canoe, foot and bike, ending up at the Invesco offices in London. They raised £12,077, and supported by Invesco’s employee matching scheme, the fundraising totalled over £24,000.

The challenge was the latest in a series of staff-led fundraisers that included bake sales, raffles, and a pay roll giving campaign where staff opted to donate the last hour of their salary to CLIC Sargent in April 2019 which raised £17,224.12. One employee even participated in the Grand 2 Grand Ultra marathon that took place through Utah and the Arizona desert, which saw them complete a grand total of 273km over seven days during September 2019.

CLIC Sargent has 25 charity shops located predominantly in and around the South West of England, as well as an online shop, which generates vital income for the charity. Donation stations were set up in each of Invesco’s UK offices and employees donated over £3,000 worth of stock for CLIC Sargent and provided toiletries and non-perishable items to donate to families staying in CLIC Sargent’s Home from Homes over Christmas.

Claire Myers, Charity and Community Support Manager at Invesco said, “In our fifth year of working with a charity partner our biggest fundraising events were the most successful yet, so we’re delighted to have been able to donate this amount to CLIC Sargent who make such a difference to families dealing with a cancer diagnosis. We will keep in contact and continue to support where we can.”

Jemma Syms, Lead Account Manager at CLIC Sargent, said: “We’re blown away by the support from Invesco. They have done an incredible job to reach this brilliant milestone and every penny raised makes a vital difference to young lives affected by a cancer diagnosis. The £111,000 raised will really help CLIC Sargent to continue being there for more families facing cancer.”

For more information about CLIC Sargent’s work, visit www.clicsargent.org.uk.

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Notes to editors

For more information, an interview or images, please contact the CLIC Sargent media team on 020 8752 2812 or MediaRelations@clicsargent.org.uk

About cancer in children and young people

Today, 12 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

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.

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