JD Wetherspoon reaches £10m fundraising milestone

By James Wallin, M&C Report

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Wetherspoon's has committed to continue the support for CLIC Sargent until 2020
Wetherspoon's has committed to continue the support for CLIC Sargent until 2020
JD Wetherspoon has announced a fundraising milestone, after reaching £10m raised for its chosen charity CLIC Sargent.

Wetherspoon’s has supported the charity, which supports children and young people with cancer, since 2002, and has committed to continue the support until 2020.

Chairman Tim Martin said: “I am so proud of everyone who works for Wetherspoon as well as our loyal customers, for all their hard work in raising £10 million for CLIC Sargent.

“The money raised has already helped hundreds of children, young people and their families, who have been affected by cancer, and we’re committed to helping many more.”

CLIC Sargent chief executive Lorraine Clifton said: “We’re delighted that Wetherspoon has reached this £10 million milestone for CLIC Sargent.

“It is an incredible achievement and we are extremely grateful for the enthusiasm and dedication shown by all the staff and customers who have been tirelessly fundraising for us since 2002.

“Wetherspoon is our longest-standing corporate partner and has shown huge support to CLIC Sargent.

“The funds will help us in our work supporting children and young people whose lives have been turned upside down by cancer, providing practical, emotional and financial support from the point of diagnosis onwards.”

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Posted by Kevin O'Connor,

Wetherspoons like the rest of us act as unpaid tax collectors. We pay Employer's NI and business rates, the rest is paid by customers and staff.
However well done to Wetherspoons's STAFF for all their efforts

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Posted by Veritas,

Using the idiot logic of pubco stooge Independent Observer regarding the huge amount of VAT they contribute to the Exchequer, JDW haven't raised a bean. In IO world, they are merely a receptacle for the charity's own funds, which would have been collected in other pubs if JDW didn't exist.

Well done JDW, doing what pubs do best. Paying huge amounts of tax and raising millions for charity, however tough the times.

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