City Plumbing has announced it has reached its £3 million target of money raised for the Teenage Cancer Trust, this will help pay for 100,000 hours of nursing time.
The company has supported the Teenage Cancer Trust since 2012, making it one of the charity’s longest standing “charity of the year” partnerships.
Dave Evans, CEO at Highbourne Group which is the parent group of City Plumbing, explained how remarkable it is to see so many people be inspired to raise money for the charity.
“We are so proud to have raised £3 million so far – and judging by the commitment of everyone I speak to, I am certain that figure will continue to rise,” said Evans.
The employees of City Plumbing have completed a wide range of activities to raise money for the charity, this includes; hikes, bike rides, Tough Mudders and marathons, one of its employees even had the Teenage Cancer Trust logo tattooed on his body to help raise funds.
Dr Louise Soanes, chief nurse at Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “On behalf of all Teenage Cancer Trust’s nurses, we would like to say a huge and heartfelt thank you to City Plumbing for all their fundraising.
“The total raised means that we could provide over 100,000 hours of nursing care to young people with cancer, helping them to cope with the trauma of a diagnosis and making sure they are cared for during treatment.”
Regional manager Mike Church, won a Charity Hero award last year after taking on an “ulti-Mike Challenge”, culminating in a 72-mile run from Bognor to Poole which is the width of his region.
Church said: “This charity has been in our lives for a very long time, TCT feels part of the family now. The inspiration came years ago when a Teenage Cancer Trust ward was opened where I live in Southampton. That has driven a lot of our passion, being so close to home.
“We raised just short of £15,000 in our region last year and I am excited to see what we can reach this year with all the activities in the pipeline.”
Some of the big fundraising moments achieved by City Plumbing include; the Great Dumball Rally which raised £20,000, the Big Delivery Challenge which raised £20,000 and so far in 2023 employees of the company have climbed Snowdon and completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks, which raised a combined £24,000.