Thousands of children and young people are now better able to cope with the impact of cancer, and to get their lives back on track after treatment – and it’s all thanks to everyone who supports our work.
We know that many of our supporters are family and friends of children or young people we help, and that raising money is an important way of showing your support. Whether you’re an individual supporter, member of staff, one of our 1,300 volunteers or a corporate supporter: thank you.
We are immensely grateful to every individual, organisation, company, trust or foundation that helped us in 2015/2016
Our individual supporters
The amount raised thanks to dedicated supporters donating on a regular, monthly basis has grown again this year to £4.89 million.
Our legacy income this year was just over £3 million with over 120 supporters generously remembering CLIC Sargent with a gift in their will.
Our amazing supporters who have experienced childhood cancer firsthand have raised almost £650,000 by setting up Support Me and Remember Me Funds to fundraise with friends and family in aid of CLIC Sargent.
In July 2015 our digitally-led Gifts in Wills Awareness Month Campaign “One day...” won the award for Best Legacy Campaign at the Institute of Fundraising’s National Fundraising Awards.
During Wig Wednesday 2015, 1,180 supporters wore a wig for a day, raising over £200,000 for young cancer patients and their families.
And over 4,500 supporters trekked, cycled, ran, rode and skydived this year, raising more than £2.4 million so we can help more young cancer patients.
thanks to supporters donating on a regular, monthly basis
thanks to supporters remembering CLIC Sargent with a gift in their will
thanks to supporters who trekked, cycled, ran, rode and skydived
thanks to supporters setting up Support Me and Remember Me funds
Our 1,300 volunteers have made a great impact this year supporting our work across the UK. These fantastic individuals take on a huge variety of roles - staffing our shops, raising awareness, sharing their experiences of childhood cancer, helping our office teams, and organising and assisting with a wide range of events.
Volunteers' Week in June 2015 was a fantastic opportunity to highlight the stories of some of our incredible volunteers through our website and social media channels. We hosted parties and barbecues, and presented volunteers with certificates to say thank you for everything they do for us.
"Volunteering is my way of giving back a little for everything CLIC Sargent has done for my family." Donna
Our corporate partners
Pub chain partner passes £12 million
Fantastic fundraising efforts from J D Wetherspoon staff and customers have raised more than £12 million since the partnership started 14 years ago.
Rail staff’s golden touch
With this partnership now achieving over £3.3 million, staff at Network Rail have become fundraising superstars. Network Rail were our key sponsor for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month for the second year running.
The Lidl support that means a lot
Lidl UK has raised over £700,000 for CLIC Sargent and are well on their way to hitting their £1 million target.
Staff give bags of support
Zurich Community Trust have supported CLIC Sargent since 2012 by sharing their skills and taking part in various fundraising activities such as abseils, Wig Wednesday and a skydive.
Our celebrity supporters
We’re so grateful to all our wonderful ambassadors and celebrity supporters who have given their time to help support young cancer patients and their families.
Over the last year, they’ve included: TV presenters Jake Humphrey, Alice Beer, Mark Chapman, Jamie Redknapp and Chris Hollins, comedians Kevin Bridges and Chris Ramsey, actor Duncan Pow, TV motor racing pundit Eddie Jordan OBE, boxer Barry McGuigan MBE, TV and radio presenter Gaby Roslin, classical violinist Nicola Benedetti, former motorcycle racer and musician James Toseland, paralympian Hannah Cockroft, singer Lucy Spraggan, magician Jamie Raven, Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain, footballer Frank Lampard and actresses Michelle Ryan and Patsy Palmer.