E G Carter & Co Ltd raise over £27,000 for James Hopkins Trust and Children with Cancer UK.

Throughout 2018 E G Carter & Co Ltd supported the James Hopkins Trust and Children with Cancer UK as their charities of the year.

In January 2019 they were delighted to present a £27,865.03 cheque to Donna Allsop, representative of Children with Cancer UK and Sarah James from The James Hopkins Trust. This money was raised by the employees of E G Carter & Co Ltd after hosting a range of events including a charity football match, quiz nights, 250-mile bike ride in 24 hours and much more.

More than half the money raised was from the Hills of Hope challenge, organised and cycled by Craig Barnett of E G Carter & Co Ltd, he said “Our team riders and support crew set out with a goal, that goal was to try and simply make a difference and raise awareness for two very worthy charities.

In remembering our loved ones and supporting our friends, this passion gave us the drive and determination to undertake such an epic challenge.

Our challenge was for each of the riders to cycle 250 miles in 24 hours, non-stop riding through night and day. We all exceeded our own expectations and made memories that will last a lifetime.

The funds we have raised are a true testament to the love and support of our family, friends, E G Carter and their supply chain network.

On behalf of all the Hills of Hope 250 team, thank you.”

The money that has been raised will be split two ways, half towards James Hopkins Trust and the other to Children with Cancer UK.

Donna from Children with Cancer UK explained that the money raised will support 3 areas of funding. Research, Welfare and Awareness.

Our money will go towards research projects. These projects investigate a broad range of childhood cancers – helping the charity to have a better understanding of these diseases and to find more effective, less toxic ways of treating children with cancer. Our money will also go towards our family fun day out, this year the charity will welcome children with cancer and their families to a VIP day out at the Grand Pier, Weston Super Mare, 200 guests will be treated to a delicious lunch in the Grand Pier’s Regency Suite and enjoy free access to rides all day long. Finally, our money will also go towards one of our many awareness projects such as outdoor and TV advertising. By raising awareness of childhood cancer, we can protect more children and improve the lives of young cancer patients – today and for future generations.

Donna said “We were overwhelmed with the sheer enthusiasm and efforts from all the staff at E G Carter & Co Ltd. From pub quizzes to the epic Hills of Hope bike ride the teams have been incredibly proactive and successful in their fundraising challenges. We want to thank E G Carter & Co Ltd for their continuous support, their generosity is directly helping us improve survival rates and the quality of survival in young cancer patients.”

The James Hopkins Trust were equally as pleased with the fundraising and said that the money would pay for every child they care for to receive two daytime respite sessions. The Trust looks after 108 families across Gloucestershire and provide them with therapy, multi-sensory therapy, overnight respite, interactive with their children and families and much more. To ensure each child receives two daytime respite sessions is overwhelming.

Kimberley Clay, PR Coordinator at E G Carter & Co Ltd said “To have raised this amount of money after a year of fundraising is incredible, we couldn’t have done it without our employee’s passion and determination. To see what the money will go toward has made all of the hard work worth it.”

Throughout 2019 E G Carter & Co Ltd will be supporting Chrons and Colitis, James Hopkins Trust and MIND.