The country’s leading experts in childhood cancer, based in the East Midlands, will receive a funding boost after being chosen as Charity of the Year by a specialist recruitment company.
CCLG (Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group), which is based at the University of Clinical Sciences Building at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, will be the focus of fundraising efforts by nGAGE, a London-based company which counts health and social care as one of its areas of expertise.
Staff members from nGAGE hope to raise as much money as possible by taking part in a variety of sponsored challenges throughout the year, including cycling from their Dublin to London offices and climbing Mount Snowdon.
The business, which has 24 offices across the UK, Europe and America including one in Derby, has previously supported The Samaritans and NSPCC.
Tim Cook, nGAGE CEO, said: “When it came to deciding the nGAGE charity of the year, the group wanted to choose a charity that each employee could really empathise with. CCLG is a great opportunity for the group to raise money and awareness for an amazing cause.”
CCLG plays a key role in funding and facilitating some of the world’s most vital research into childhood cancer. It’s Tissue Bank, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, is the UK’s largest collection of samples from childhood cancer patients, enabling scientists and researchers to find new methods of diagnosis, treatment and cure.
The charity relies on funds raised by the general public to enable this vital research, which otherwise would not be carried out.
Chief Executive of CCLG, Ashley Gamble, said: “We are delighted that nGAGE has chosen to support CCLG and we’d like to say a big thank you to the team. The money they raise will make a huge difference to our work in supporting research into childhood cancers and improving the care and treatment of more young people.”
If other businesses are looking to contribute to CCLG’s research funds and good work, please visit: www.cclg.org.uk/donate
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