Posted on Tuesday 28 May 2019
Signet take on 90 day challenge to raise vital funds for children and young people with cancer
Signet stores across the UK have signed up to a 90 day challenge to pledge to raise vital funds for CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading charity supporting children and young people with cancer.
Over the next three months, 497 jewellery stores from the Signet group will be taking part in the challenge which will see staff from H. Samuel, Ernest Jones and Leslie Davis stores come up with various ways to raise money, from sponsored head shaves to book stalls, raffles, guess the teddy bear’s name to gift wrapping and more.
Since launching the partnership in 2014, Signet has raised more than £800,000 for CLIC Sargent through its stores.
As the largest jewellery retailer in the UK, Signet Jewellers last year raised £98,000 for the charity through the 90 day challenge and the jewellery chain is hoping to beat that amount this summer.
The Signet Executive board said: “The support CLIC Sargent provides to children and young people living with cancer is invaluable. We are proud to support the charity and continue to come up with new and exciting ways to raise as much money as possible for families facing cancer.”
Lorna Chung, CLIC Sargent’s Corporate Account Executive, said: “We are so thankful to all the staff at Signet for their continued support and pledge to help fundraise for CLIC Sargent.
“We rely on donations to provide services and support for families, and so fundraising challenges like this are vital for allowing us to continue our work. From providing emotional, financial and practical support, we’re there for families at a time when they need it most.”
The challenge will be running from May 1 to July 31 and customers can visit their local store to support the fundraising event. To find where your nearest store is, visit the H. Samuel and Ernest Jones websites.
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CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families.
To find out more about how we help young people cope with the impact of cancer, please visit our what we do section. If you need support yourself please contact us using our online enquiry form or call 0300 330 0803.
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For more information about CLIC Sargent please contact Jessica Rees at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0117 311 2659.
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
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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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