Posted Thu 21 Dec 2017
The partnership between TORI Global and CLIC Sargent was forged when one of our employees, Nigel Crutchley, lost his son Ben to a brain tumour. After Ben died, Nigel pledged to raise £1m for the young people and children supported by CLIC Sargent, and everyone at TORI is committed to helping Nigel reach that target.
We are pleased to announce that we have hit the major milestone of £50,000. We have taken on a number of different events and activities, individually and as groups, in order to raise this much. We've had a lot of fun, together with a lot of hard work along the way.
One of the most memorable events was our graduates taking on the 3 Peaks Challenge - climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in under 24 hours. We also hosted a sponsored 12-hour non-stop bike ride in Canary Wharf station. We hired 4 exercise bikes and continually cycled for 12 hours straight to raise awareness for the extra travel involved when a child has cancer. On average, families have to travel 60 miles to the nearest cancer treatment facility.
Two of our employees, Dominic Yacoubian and Wiktoria Bartusaik, ran the London Marathon in 2017. We hosted a race day at Chepstow Racecourse last February which raised an incredible £15,000 on the day. We are hosting another race day in February 2018, this time at Kempton Racecourse which will hopefully raise the same again. Christmas is always a time for giving and along with a Christmas jumper day, we took part in the sponsored Santa Skydive on December 9th this year, a national charity event. Other events have included golf days, sweepstakes, triathlons and bike rides.
Throughout all of our fundraising, the support from employees, clients, family, and friends has been phenomenal and we'd like to thank everyone for their efforts. Along with our previous £50,000 raised for the Central London Samaritans, we have now, as a firm, raised £100,000 for charity.
About CLIC Sargent
CLIC Sargent provides emotional, practical and financial support to ease the struggle families face as they battle childhood cancer. Often family members are required to travel on average 60 extra miles to the few specialist institutions to receive life-saving treatment for their children. As well as the additional cost, this puts further strain on families as they try to balance hospital visits with day-to-day life. CLIC Sargent’s passionate and experienced staff work hard to bridge this gap and give families a helping hand.