Teenage Cancer Trust

Verdant Leisure to support Teenage Cancer Trust

Verdant Leisure has announced it will support Teenage Cancer Trust as its 2018 Charity of the Year.

The bespoke holiday park operator aims to raise £30,000 for the charity by hosting fundraising activities at Verdant Leisure’s head office and charity open days throughout the year at all eight of its Leisure Parks.

To find their new Charity of the Year, Verdant Leisure called upon holiday homes 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.

The support of Teenager Cancer Trust follows Verdant Leisure’s 2017 fundraising campaign for When you wish upon a Star which saw the parks and head office teams raise an astonishing £25,000, well exceeding their targets.

Verdant Leisure’s Marketing Manager, Stacey Gibson said: “We had such great success and fun across all the parks raising money for the charity, so everyone is very excited to get stuck in again this year. Last year we had team members climbing Ben Nevis, jumping out of airplanes and taking part in Santa Fun Runs, so we can’t wait to see what ideas our parks come up with this year!”

Louise Miles Regional Fundraising Manager at Teenage Cancer Trust said, “ We are thrilled to be working with Verdant Leisure over the next year. Young people with cancer need specialist nursing and support. Right now, we can only help half of young people with cancer with our world-leading nursing. That’s why support from Verdant Leisure is vital so that we can fund more nurses and help every young person with cancer get the specialised nursing they so desperately need.”

Teenage Cancer Trust deliver world-class cancer care and support to young people diagnosed with cancer aged 13 to 24. The charity is there at every stage, from diagnosis, through treatment and after treatment. It also brings young people with cancer together so they can support each other.