Network Rail chooses to support CLIC Sargent

Network Rail has chosen to support CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, as part of a brand new partnership.

Launching on April 1, it comes after staff at the rail firm voted for CLIC Sargent to become their Charity of Choice for the next two years.

As part of the partnership, staff across the country will be 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.

Lorraine Clifton, Chief Executive of CLIC Sargent, said: “We’re thrilled to have won the staff vote and are really looking forward to working closely with Network Rail over the next two years.

“Every day ten children and young people are diagnosed with cancer and CLIC Sargent is there to provide practical, financial and emotional support for families whose lives have been turned upside down. This partnership with Network Rail will help us achieve our aim of reaching even more children and young people who need us.”

Staff at Network Rail are also set to take part in a range of sponsored events and fundraising challenges over the next two years to help support CLIC Sargent, from runs and cycles, to abseils and swims.

Samantha Pitt, Network Rail Charity Panel Chair, said: “Network Rail employees have voted CLIC Sargent as its charity of choice for the next two years.  Therefore we look forward to working in partnership with CLIC Sargent in supporting and getting to know better the work that this wonderful charity does in providing support to children and young people with cancer.  Our employees are committed to take part in a number of sponsored events to raise money for their charity of choice.”