CRASH Services and JMK Solicitors donate £6K & Extend Charity Partnership

 In Charity Partner, Fundraising, News

We are delighted that our charity partners CRASH Services and JMK Solicitors have raised £6,000, so far this year, to support children and young people impacted by cancer and have extended their partnership with us for another year. The total raised by both companies is the result of the fundraising efforts of their team carried out, despite the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown, in the first half of 2020.

The money raised by CRASH Services and JMK Solicitors will help us support children and young people diagnosed with cancer or living with a parent diagnosed with cancer in their home, community, on the hospital ward and at their residential centre, Daisy Lodge in Newcastle Co. Down.

Jonathan McKeown, CEO at CRASH Services and Chairman of JMK Solicitors said,

“We are delighted to be able to support Cancer Fund for Children during what must have been a very difficult year for charities across the province. Although we have been unable to carry out some in-person fundraising events we had planned, our people got creative with virtual events.  They not only raised funds but also increased employee morale at a time when the majority of them were working from their homes. We have hosted online quizzes, a virtual dress up day called ‘Fancy Pants Friday’ – the photos of which can still be seen on our Facebook pages – and have more fundraising challenges planned over the coming months. Our kind-hearted staff have also opted to join into a monthly salary sacrifice scheme where a regular amount is donated each month going directly to the charity.”

Jonathan added,

“We have decided to extend our charity partnership with Cancer Fund for Children for an additional year, into 2021, to allow us to dedicate more time and resources into fundraising for this deserving charity which was chosen by our employees at a time when we thought we would have a normal year ahead in 2020.”

Alex Murdock, our Corporate Fundraiser commented,

“It has been a pleasure to work alongside CRASH Services and JMK Solicitors this year with a range of exciting activities including their CEO/Chairman taking part in our 300km Cycling Challenge in July. These events are a wonderful way to raise awareness of the work of Cancer Fund for Children with local young people and families impacted by cancer, and also highlighting our dedication to supporting our local communities.

“Despite the disruptions caused by COVID-19 this year, CRASH Services and JMK Solicitors continue to show their compassion and appreciation for local families and their colleagues. I cannot wait to see what the remainder of 2020, and 2021, holds for our wonderful charity partnership. My warmest and most heartfelt thanks goes to all the team for their incredible efforts and for choosing Cancer Fund for Children as the recipient of their support. Moving forward together, we can work to ensure that no child has to face cancer without the comfort and support that is needed.”

Become a Charity Partner

If you are feeling inspired and think your organisation would be interested in raising vital funds to support local young people and families impacted by cancer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Alex Murdock at alex@cancerfundforchildren.com or call 028 9080 5599.

 

 

 

 

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