City Plumbing and Teenage Cancer Trust are celebrating a remarkable milestone after funds raised through their partnership reached the magical figure of £3m.
The company has supported Teenage Cancer Trust since 2012, making it one of the charity’s longest standing ‘charity of the year’ partnerships.
During that time, employees across the business have raised money through a wide range of fundraising activities, from hikes and climbs to cycle rides, treks, walks and marathons. One even had the Teenage Cancer Trust logo tattooed on his body to help raise funds!
There’s no doubt that the money raised is needed.
Every day, seven young people aged 13-24 hear the words, “you have cancer” in the UK. They will each need specialised nursing care and support to get them through it.
Dr Louise Soanes, Chief Nurse, Teenage Cancer Trust, says, “On behalf of all Teenage Cancer Trust’s nurses, we’d like to say a huge and heartfelt thank you to City Plumbing for all their fundraising.
“The total raised means that we could provide over 100,000 hours of nursing care to young people with cancer, helping them to cope with the trauma of a diagnosis and making sure they are cared for during treatment.
“Raising such a large sum of money is an incredible achievement and will make such a huge difference to so many.”
Regional Manager, Mike Church, for instance, won a charity hero award last year after taking on an ‘Ulti-Mike Challenge’, which saw him run longer and longer distances across the year – culminating in a 72 mile run from Bognor to Poole.
He says, “This charity has been in our lives for a very long time, TCT feels part of the family now.
“The inspiration came years ago when a Teenage Cancer Trust ward was opened where I live in Southampton. That has driven a lot of our passion, being so close to home.
“We raised just short of £15k in our region last year, and I am excited to see what we can reach this year with all the activities in the pipeline.”
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