Karndean golf day raises £8,000 for CLIC Sargent
LVT manufacturer Karndean Designflooring’s annual charity golf day raised £8,000 for children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent.
Karndean pledged its support to CLIC Sargent for the Hilton Puckrup Hall Hotel, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire event after learning of the support it had given to Mason Gibbs, the son of Ian Gibbs, Karndean retail business manager. 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.
‘We can’t thank CLIC Sargent enough for the care and support it provided our family, especially with Mason being diagnosed at such an early age, just before his third birthday,’ says Ian 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.’
Attracting Karndean staff, customers and suppliers, the money raised will go towards providing clinical, practical and emotional support to children and young people with cancer, and their families.
‘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,’ says Paul Barratt, Karndean Designflooring md. ‘Our annual event continues to grow, and it’s thanks to all our staff, customers and suppliers for supporting our golf day and helping us raise even more funds for good causes.’
‘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,’ says Lydia Buckmaster, CLIC Sargent fundraising manager.
Left to right: Ian Gibbs, Mason Gibbs, Lydia Buckmaster, and Paul Barratt