Bespoke holiday park operator Verdant Leisure announced its support of Teenage Cancer Trust in 2018 and over the past two years, employees, holiday home owners and holiday guests across Verdant Leisure parks and Lancaster Head Office have held numerous fundraising events to raise a total of £76,033.69 for the charity.
In the past year, Verdant Leisure has worked tirelessly to raise an impressive £38,753.04 for the charity. The 2019 sum exceeds the previous year’s notable total of £37,280.65 for the charity.
2019’s fundraising events and activities saw members of the Verdant team skydive over 10,000 feet, shave their hair and host weekend family fun days. The monies raised will help Teenage Cancer Trust provide care and support for young people aged 13-24 facing cancer in the UK.
Facebook vote for charity had clear winner
To decide on its Charity of the Year, Verdant Leisure called upon holiday home owners, holiday guests and employees to nominate a charity. The nominated charities were shortlisted and decided by a public Facebook poll, with Teenager Cancer Trust being the overall winner with an outstanding 80% of the vote.
Verdant Leisure’s Communications Director, Stacey Hope said: “We are delighted to have raised so much for such a worthy charity! Everyone at Verdant Leisure made a great effort to get involved with fundraising. We are so proud of all the team and have been honoured to support Teenage Cancer Trust over the past two years.”
Louise Miles, Regional Manager at Teenage Cancer Trust said: “It has been the most wonderful two-year partnership which has raised an incredible amount of money and awareness for young people with cancer. Teenage Cancer Trust nurses, support teams and special hospital wards help young people cope with some unimaginably hard times. But without companies like Verdant Leisure, these specialist services would simply not be there – and we can’t thank their teams, caravan owners and visitors enough for supporting our charity.”