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City Link raises over £3,000 to help children’s wishes come true

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City Link, the UK’s premium express delivery company, has helped a charity which fulfils the wishes of many of the UK’s bravest children.

The company has handed £3,257 to Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK, which every year arranges to fulfil the wishes of hundreds of children with life-threatening or life-limiting illnesses.

The money was raised through City Link’s internal employee survey – Your Voice Counts.

The survey – designed to allow employees to suggest positive changes within City Link to help improve life within the company and improve communication – was circulated to every employee.

The money was raised when the company donated £1 for every completed survey returned.

Dave Smith, Managing Director of City Link, presented a cheque to charity volunteer Jodie Sabin.

The money will be put towards granting the wishes of some 1,400 children this year, at an anticipated cost of £6.8 million.

‘We have been delighted with the support of our friends at City Link over the past three years.  This internal staff survey is a great innovative example of how a charity partnership can work in harmony with the business.  The additional money raised will help us to grant a magical wish for a child or children facing some of the most difficult circumstances of their young lives.’ Jonathan Sandall, Head of Corporate and Trust Fundraising

Dave Smith said: “We are delighted once again to be able to support Make-A-Wish, which has been City Link’s chosen charity since 2009.

“We believe every child deserves a certain quality of life but it is a sad fact of life that this is not always the case. The courage and bravery of the children City Link has come into contact with through Make-A-Wish has touched the hearts of staff at all our depots and as a company we are delighted to be able to help make some of these dreams come true.”

‘We have been delighted with the support of our friends at City Link over the past three years.  This internal staff survey is a great innovative example of how a charity partnership can work in harmony with the business.  The additional money raised will help us to grant a magical wish for a child or children facing some of the most difficult circumstances of their young lives.’ Jonathan Sandall, Head of Corporate and Trust Fundraising.