CLIC Sargent

J D Wetherspoon partnership raises £11 Million for CLIC Sargent –the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people.

Wetherspoon staff and customers have hit the £11million milestone for their chosen charity – CLIC Sargent, after raising an incredible £1million in just six months.
Wetherspoon has been supporting the children and young people’s cancer charity for 12 years with staff regularly taking part in a huge range of challenges, fundraising events and collections.
It was only in May that J D Wetherspoon celebrated reaching £7million but a huge effort has seen staff smash the next target just six months later.

One of the highlights of this year’s fundraising activities was the J D Wetherspoon Kick for CLIC Sargent event, which took place in September. The company-wide football tournament broke previous records by raising a massive £471,000 with 613 pubs taking part.
Staff also took part in CLIC Sargent’s flagship event Wig Wednesday, raising more than £35,000 while chief executive John Hutson raised £2,400 by taking part in the Chicago Marathon.

Celebrations to mark the £11million milestone are being held in some of the top fundraising J D Wetherspoon pubs across the UK during November.

J D Wetherspoon founder and chairman Tim Martin said: “It’s an incredible achievement and we’re all delighted to have hit the £11million mark so quickly.
“CLIC Sargent is a wonderful charity and staff and customers really engage with the work it does supporting children and young people coping with cancer. They’re constantly coming up with new ways to raise money and keep this partnership flourishing.”

Lorraine Clifton, CLIC Sargent Chief Executive, said: “This is a fantastic achievement by J D Wetherspoon, particularly coming so soon after the last milestone. It means a great deal to CLIC Sargent – and to children and young people we support – that J D Wetherspoon staff and customers are so passionate about fundraising for the charity.
“Every penny raised will help us support children and young people whose lives have been turned upside down by cancer. We are so grateful to everyone at J D Wetherspoon for their commitment to supporting CLIC Sargent until 2015 and we look forward to celebrating many more milestones with them.”

From auctions to all-body waxes, fashion shows to footballs, head shaves to half Marathons – our pubs and customers have real fun fund-raising.

As a Wetherspoon employee, you will have the opportunity to be involved in our great fund-raising events.