A CARING Vale business has teed off in support of CLIC Sargent after the charity provided much-needed support for the family of one of its employees.
Karndean Designflooring raised £8,000 in support of the charity for children, young people and their families, as part of its annual charity golf day at Hilton Puckrup Hall Hotel.
With its head office and state-of-the-art showroom based at Vale Park, Karndean pledged its support after learning of the tremendous support it had given to Mason Gibbs, the son of one of its sales managers, Ian Gibbs.
Being diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin T-Cell lymphoma – a type of blood cancer – in April 2015, four-year-old Mason has since completed an intense phase of chemotherapy and is now in the maintenance period of his treatment, due to finish in August 2018.
Attracting Karndean staff, customers and suppliers UK wide, the money raised will go towards providing clinical, practical and emotional support to children and young people with cancer, and their families.
“We can’t thank CLIC Sargent enough for the care and support they provided our family, especially with Mason being diagnosed at such an early age, just before his third birthday” said Mr Gibbs.
“Although Mason became really poorly as a result of the chemotherapy itself, he still managed to keep smiling and entertain our family with his cheeky nature, and it’s thanks to charities like CLIC Sargent who help make the difference.”
Paul Barratt, managing director of Karndean Designflooring, said: “Understanding the support Mason, Ian and his family have received from CLIC Sargent, our charity golf day was the perfect opportunity for us to say thank you and recognise their fantastic work.
CLIC Sargent, fund-raising manager, Lydia Buckmaster said: “We’re absolutely thrilled that Karndean Designflooring has made this wonderful contribution in support of their colleague and his son, Mason.
“We really appreciate the hard work and generosity that has gone in to their fundraising – every penny raised will help provide vital support for children and young people with cancer, and their families,” she added.
Visit /www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Karndean-Designflooring16 to make a donation or www.clicsargent.org.uk for more information.