CPS raises £236,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust

Published:  19 September, 2013

City Plumbing Supplies (CPS) recently announced that it has raised an incredible £236,000 in just 18 months for its official charity partner Teenage Cancer Trust.

Since January 2012, CPS’ 1,000 employees have gone above the call of duty to help young cancer patients across the UK, smashing their original target of £200,000 in two years. In addition, the merchant’s partnership with Teenage Cancer Trust has been extended and will now run until December 2014.

There has been a host of weird and wonderful fundraising initiatives, including raising a ransom to break a branch manager out of charity ‘jail’, creating and selling joke books and calendars, abseiling down the Forth Bridge, climbing the three peaks, night cycling from London to Brighton and biking, canoeing and orienteering across the Brecon Beacons.

John Frost, CPS’ managing director, said: "Teenage Cancer Trust is a wonderful cause which has really caught the imagination of City Plumbing Supplies colleagues and customers alike. We are delighted to continue our relationship for a further year."

Siobhan Dunn, deputy chief executive of Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “We have been blown away by the infectious enthusiasm and dedication of City Plumbing Supplies staff. Their fundraising ideas have been truly unique and we have been impressed with how supportive each and every one of their staff has been in helping us with our mission that no young person has to face a cancer diagnosis alone. We can’t wait to see what the next 18 months will bring!”

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