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Lidl pledges to raise £1 million for children's cancer charity CLIC Sargent

Lidl has committed to raising £1 million for CLIC Sargent, the UK cancer charity for children and young people.

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Lidl pledges to raise £1 million for children's cancer charity CLIC Sargent

Lidl has committed to raising £1 million for CLIC Sargent, the UK cancer charity for children and young people.

The fundraising will be carried out over the next three years and follows a successful 15-month partnership which saw Lidl more than double its original target to raise a £358,900 for the charity.

Staff took on a range of fundraising activities including runs, challenges and sky dives, while money was also raised through donations from Lidl on sales of items such as mini-muffins and stollen bites.

The next three years will see a series of new fundraising events, ranging from individual staff challenges to donations from sales of goods, as the partnership strives to reach the £1 million target.

Lidl UK also sponsors CLIC Sargent's schools fundraising programme, which enables the charity to supply fundraising materials and support to schools at no net cost.

Ronny Gottschlich, managing director of Lidl UK, said: "CLIC Sargent is a wonderful charity which provides vital support for families coping with cancer.

"We've really enjoyed working with CLIC Sargent over the last 18 months and our staff have really engaged with the partnership, smashing the original fundraising target.

"We're excited to see the partnership grow over the next three years as we push towards our £1 million target."

Lorraine Clifton, CLIC Sargent chief executive, added: "We're thrilled to be working with Lidl for another three years.

"Last year Lidl staff really rose to the challenge to support CLIC Sargent, taking on runs, challenges and skydives to raise funds. The original target was £150,000 but through determination and hard work Lidl ended up raising an incredible £358,900.

"We are delighted at the success so far and are very much looking forward to the next three years."

The money raised will help to pay for a variety of services to help children and young people with cancer.

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