The St Ives branch of timber and builders’ merchants Ridgeons kitted out a group of fundraisers for a 78-mile charity walk around 13 London league football stadiums. Their walk (from 12th-14th April) was in aid of children’s cancer charity, CLIC Sargent.
Luke Claxton, who started fundraising after the death of his mother to cancer in 2008, walked with a group of friends around the football stadiums raising £5,000 for the charity. Their challenge included stadiums such as the Emirates, Wembley and the London stadium.
Claxton said: “It was an excellent weekend walking around all of the stadiums. Everyone had a great time and we are so happy we managed to raise so much for the charity. We would like to thank Ridgeons for having sponsored us and our kit – it looked great!”
Lynn McGhee, Branch Manager at Ridgeons St. Ives, commented: “We are so happy to have supported Luke Claxton and his friends in raising such vital funds for children and young people living and dealing with cancer.”
CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people providing practical, emotional and financial support to families following a cancer diagnosis.
Emma Taylor, CLIC Sargent’s Fundraising and Engagement Manager for Cambridgeshire, said: “When cancer strikes young lives we fight tirelessly to limit the damage it causes beyond their health. We rely entirely on donations to fund our vital work and so we can’t thank Luke enough for his fantastic efforts.
“Thanks to Luke, Ridgeons and everyone who donated, we will be able to help even more young people thrive not just survive after their cancer diagnosis.”
To support Luke’s fundraising for CLIC Sargent, please donate via Just Giving click here.