Businesses hand over charity cash

Members of the East Devon Business Initiative, which has raised more than £4,000 for CLIC Sargent.

Members of the East Devon Business Initiative, which has raised more than £4,000 for CLIC Sargent. - Credit: Archant

A group of East Devon businesses have handed over more than £4,000 to cancer charity CLIC Sargent.

The East Devon Business Initiative (EDBI), which meets weekly at Woodbury Park Hotel, raised the money during the past 12 months with a number of events.

Among these were a ‘three peaks’ challenge by East Devon Plumbing and Heating, a London to Brighton run by Paul Cross of The Utility Warehouse, cash collections outside supermarkets, and a charity auction at the group’s Christmas party.

EDBI chairman Pete Chubb, the proprietor of the Kitchen Studio in Exmouth, said: “We’re delighted to have raised £4,292 for CLIC Sargent over the last year. It’s an amazing charity which struck a chord with many members.

“In fact, we thought that it did such vital work with families across East Devon and beyond that when it came to choosing a charity for 2013, members voted in favour of raising yet more money for CLIC Sargent in 2013.”

Sarah Shaw, CLIC Sargent’s area fundraising manager for Devon and Cornwall, said: “We’re delighted by the amount raised by the EDBI, and it’s fantastic news that they have chosen us as their nominated charity for 2013.”