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Wetherspoon raises £5m for CLIC Sargent cancer charity

By Luke Nicholls , 05-Dec-2011
Last updated on 05-Dec-2011 at 13:12 GMT2011-12-05T13:12:46Z

JD Wetherspoon has raised £5m for its chosen charity CLIC Sargent, a cancer charity for children and young people.

To mark the occasion, Wetherspoon founder and chairman Tim Martin was joined by CLIC Sargent patron Barry McGuigan and Tom Preston, who has been helped by the charity.

“I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to our dedicated staff and customers who have fundraised tirelessly over the past nine years to help families affected by childhood cancer,” said Martin.

“We are now looking forward to raising many more millions in the coming years as our partnership with the charity continues.”

The money was raised by staff in individual Wetherspoon pubs through events such as five-a-side football tournaments and entering the London Marathon.

JD Wetherspoon recently committed to support CLIC Sargent for the next four years , with the aim of raising more than £1m per year.