Accord Marketing is delighted to announce that over the past year we have successfully raised over £16,000 for our charity partner, Children with Cancer.
Children with Cancer is an inspiring charity that funds research into cancer prevention and treatments, whilst also offering vital support for childhood cancer sufferers and their families. Originally founded by the O’Gorman family after the tragic loss of their children Paul and Jean O’Gorman, who both fell victim to cancer within nine months of each other, the charity has since raised over £220 million to aid those affected by childhood cancer.
Moved by this incredible story, we selected Children with Cancer as our 2017 charity partner and committed to raising as much money for them as possible.
To kickstart our fundraising, we began with our most challenging event of the year: the Dirty Weekend Rat Race.
Twenty-seven brave (some would say foolish!) members of Team Accord took part in this gruelling 13-mile long assault course. On a freezing and rainy May day, they successfully tackled over 150 obstacles, which included crawling through mud-filled trenches, jumping onto airbags and navigating the world’s longest monkey bars. This event alone raised over £10,000!
After this mighty feat, the Accord team showed no signs of slowing down, with three more members of staff taking on the Richmond Half Marathon and raising another £1,275!
Other events that took place across our four offices included a delicious Mr. Men themed bake sale, a spook-tacular Halloween fundraiser and, of course, our annual Christmas Jumper Day.
The £16,469.64 raised over the last 12 months will go a long way towards helping those affected by childhood cancer, funding vital prevention, treatment and support programmes for sufferers and their families.
Accord CEO, Sally Winfield, said, “Children with Cancer is a wonderful charity and the contribution they are making towards the fight against cancer is nothing short of inspiring. We are incredibly proud of our fundraising efforts, which have been gruelling, funny and rewarding in equal measure”.