LONDON, October 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Lidl is delighted to announce that it is joining forces with the UK's leading cancer charity for children and young people in a 15-month fundraising partnership.
Lidl and CLIC Sargent are working together to raise £150,000 to help children and young people with cancer. Throughout the partnership, Lidl staff will be fundraising by running marathons, gathering donations from product sales and bucket collections as well as organizing fundraising events and Christmas parties for the children.
The partnership kicks off this week with a pledge from Lidl to donate 30p from every pack of Oaklands British apples to CLIC Sargent, as well as £1 for every new Facebook fan this week and, on top of that, they will donate a lump sum of £10,000 when their Facebook fanbase reaches 200,000! The current number of Facebook fans to the Lidl UK Facebook page is 193,666.
Money raised will help to pay for a variety of services to help children and young people with cancer.
- £2.50 would pay for a copy of Shout Out, CLIC Sargent's magazine for children and young people aged seven to 13, to help them feel less isolated.
- £4 would pay for a copy of a CLIC Sargent storybook to help explain cancer in simple terms to a child.
- £33 would pay for a family to stay overnight in one of CLIC Sargent's eight Home from Homes.
Georgina Hall, Lidl Spokesperson, says, "We're thrilled to be working with such a wonderful charity. We've seen first hand how enormously important their services are and how much it means to the children who benefit from them. We're really looking forward to a successful partnership where we manage to raise lots of funds for this incredibly worthwhile cause."
Celine Gomez, Head of Corporate Partnerships says, "We are looking forward to working with Lidl and building a successful relationship to help children and young people.
"CLIC Sargent provide clinical, practical and emotional support to help children and young people and their families to cope with cancer and get the most out of life," said Celine. "We are there from diagnosis onwards and aim to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and in some cases bereavement."
Notes to editors
About childhood cancer
Every day, 10 children and young people in the UK hear the shocking news 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
CLIC Sargent is the UK's leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. We provide clinical, practical and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. For more information visit http://www.clicsargent.org.uk
Note to sub editors
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.
SOURCE Lidl UK