Record-breaking charity fundraising from staff at Mendip
More than £4,000 was collected during 2019 for the national good cause, which cares for children diagnosed with cancer.
The cash was raised through staff-lead initiatives such as bake sales, sweepstakes and dress down days, as well as sponsored activities like the Prudential RideLondon 100 Mile Challenge, Mells 10k and the team-based obstacle course and mud run, Tough Mudder.
Stuart Brown, Chief Executive of Mendip District Council, said: "What fantastic fundraising for such an important charity. It's been a record-breaking year and wonderful to witness. The dedicated staff at Mendip should be very proud of their achievements."
Jenny Mullen, CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager, said: "We are so grateful to the Mendip District Council staff for raising such a fantastic amount in support of children and young people with cancer, and their families.
"The money raised could pay for a family to stay at a CLIC Sargent "Home from Home" for four months, providing free accommodation close to where their child is receiving cancer treatment."
Every year, council staff nominate a new cause to support for 12 months. Previous beneficiaries have been YMCA Mendip, Alzheimer's Society, Age UK and We Hear You. More than £8,000 has gone to these good causes in recent years.
The chosen charity for 2020 is Time is Precious, set up by Neil and Nicky Halford in memory of their son Ben who died from cancer in 2010. The charity aims to create a more comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for children and their families in hospital or at home.
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