Colleagues at Lake and Newport have been fundraising as part of the national partnership between CLIC Sargent and Morrisons, which has seen a total of £5million raised to date. Locally, some £24,071.19 has been accumulated between the 2 stores.
The partnership is proving so successful that Morrisons have pledged to extend their fundraising target to £10 million by 2020 – that is £2 million more than forecast at the start of the partnership in 2017.
Liz Blunt, Fundraising Engagement Manager for CLIC Sargent on the Isle of Wight has said:
“I want to thank every colleague and customer at Morrisons stores across the Island for their support for young lives facing cancer.
“Donating change in a tin at a checkout or contributing to store fundraising activities may not seem like a grand gesture, but it all adds up to make a massive difference to children, young people and their families facing cancer. The money raised by Morrisons is already having a huge impact on families all over the country, and right here in the Isle of Wight.
“Every day, 12 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK. Thanks to Morrisons, we can be there for more of them than ever before”.
Since 2017, Morrisons has provided 3,168 families with a grant to help pay for hospital parking, travel costs and basic provisions. The money has also funded a team of Nurse Educators who will work with community hospitals so confident cancer care can be delivered locally. That means less travel and disruption to family life.