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Bennett Christmas Insurance Brokers has backed a local campaign to raise almost £2000 for the children’s cancer charity, CLIC Sargent.
Last Friday (25 August), the Burgess Hill-based brokers fired up their fundraising efforts with a charity barbecue which brought together more than thirty of the company’s staff with their families and friends.
The event was inspired by the story of 18-month old baby, Atticus. A family friend of Bennett Christmas CEO Mark Bennett, Atticus was diagnosed at just six months with Choroid Plexus Carcinoma. He is now fighting fit after extensive treatment.
To thank CLIC Sargent for supporting Atticus and his parents throughout the recovery process, a group of family friends have come together as “Team Atti” to raise funds for the charity.
“We’ve all been hosting various events over the past few months to reach a collective goal of £1500,” said Mark. “We actually just surpassed that figure and are now approaching £2000, which is just fantastic.
“We have an incredibly supportive team at Bennett Christmas and my colleagues were all keen to help me to raise money for the cause. It was lovely to have everyone round my house for a barbecue and to have some fun while we fundraised.”
Fundraising efforts will continue in three weeks’ time as “Team Atti” takes part in the 25km Thames Bridges Trek. To donate to the fundraising campaign, visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/team-atti