JDW raises £21m for cancer charity
Wetherspoon staff and customers have raised £21m for Young Lives vs Cancer.
Wetherspoon staff and customers have raised £21m for Young Lives vs Cancer, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families.
Since the partnership between the pub company and the charity began in 2002, staff and customers have organised and taken part in fundraising events such as quizzes, bake sales, sky-diving and mountain-climbing to raise funds for the charity that provides practical, financial and emotional help to children and young people with cancer and their families.
"When our partnership with Wetherspoon began with a chance meeting in 2002, the initial fundraising had a target of £500,000, yet, 20 years later, that total has reached an incredible £21m," says Young Lives vs Cancer’s director of income and engagement Luke Mallett. "Wetherspoon’s staff and pub communities have amazed and inspired us year after year.
"From the bottom of our heart, we wish to thank each and every Wetherspoon’s colleague and all of their customers for their dedication, enthusiasm and support. Young Lives vs Cancer supports more than 7,000 children and young people with cancer and their families each year, and Wetherspoon’s customers, employees and local communities play a part in helping us to be there for them."
The money raised from this partnership has helped to fund financial grants to help families with the extra costs that cancer brings, and has funded families to use facilities in the charity’s Home from Home facilities.
"We are extremely proud to have raised so much money for such a wonderful charity," adds Wetherspoon’s people director Tom Ball.