Since the launch of the partnership in April 2014, Network Rail staff have thrown themselves into fundraising activities, taking part in everything from abseiling to sky dives, zorbing to bike rides and bake sales to bucket collections all in the name of raising money for CLIC Sargent.
A fantastic partnership
The partnership has raised a fantastic £817,000 through colleague fundraising for CLIC Sargent, which could fund over 40,000 hours of care for children and young people with cancer in the UK. The total partnership now also has an incredible value of £4.5 million thanks to Network Rail’s sponsorship, gifts in kind and volunteering support.
As well as fundraising for and supporting CLIC Sargent, Network Rail colleagues have helped raise vital awareness of Childhood Cancer through their participation in Wig Wednesday, Giving Tuesday and Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Their support has helped spread the word of CLIC Sargent and raise awareness of childhood cancer in the communities they are based.
The gift of time
Network Rail staff have also been incredibly generous with their time too, volunteering in CLIC Sargent’s Home from Homes; decorating, gardening and providing maintenance work to aid the running of these vital services. This generosity has helped CLIC Sargent to keep families affected by childhood cancer together and connected them to support services.
A valued partner
Kate Lee, CLIC Sargent's Chief Executive said:
"Network Rail has been, and will continue to be, one of our most valued partners. Our total partnership now also has an incredible value of £4.5 million thanks to Network Rail’s fundraising, sponsorship, gifts in kind and volunteering support. This generous contribution has helped CLIC Sargent raise vital awareness of childhood cancer and the support we provide to stop cancer destroying young lives. On behalf of CLIC Sargent and all of the children and young people with cancer and their families who we support, thank you so much to everyone at Network Rail for helping us to make a real difference"