Press Release: Igloo Books commits to Children with Cancer UK

27 March 2013

Wednesday 27th March 2013: For immediate release

Igloo Books commits to Children with Cancer UK- Publisher hopes to raise £100k for chosen charity for 2013

Igloo Books, one of the UK’s fastest growing private publishing companies, has chosen Children with Cancer UK to be its charity of the year for 2013. Igloo Books aims to raise £100,000 for the charity over the coming months.
 
Igloo Books’ 80 employees will undertake a number of challenges to support the charity, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The company plans to raise money through various means, ranging from cake sales and a summer fete, a charity barn dance and an illustrious ball, to more gruelling challenges like the Three Peaks challenge, a 100km walk, and, mightiest of them all - a Seven Triathlons in Seven Days challenge. This test of endurance will push team members, including MD John Styring, to their limit.

Children with Cancer UK is the leading national charity dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer through research, and remains both focused and determined to eradicate all childhood cancers.

John Styring, MD at Igloo Books, commented: “Charity is very close to our hearts at Igloo, it’s a wonderful means of coming together and giving something back. Children with Cancer UK is a fantastic charity, and we’re motivated to try and raise as much for them as possible because we know how much good work they are doing. We are very much looking forward to working closely with the inspirational Children with Cancer UK team, and getting stuck into our fundraising activities.”

Igloo Books is no stranger to fundraising, every year it chooses a charity to support for twelve months. Previous charities who have received Igloo’s support include the Prince’s Trust, for whom Igloo raised £50,000 in 2012. The company also takes a sustained interested in local literacy projects, donating 2,000 books to children under ten for World Book Day earlier this month.

Nilly Sutton, Corporate Development Manager at Children with Cancer UK, says: “We are delighted to have been chosen by Igloo Books. The staff are so engaged and energetic, and we look forward to building our relationship with the company and its staff.”

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Notes to Editors:
For more information, please contact: Eleanor Riches 0207 3617876 / eleanor.riches@midaspr.co.uk

About Igloo Books
Formed in 2003, Igloo Books publishes adult and children’s books which are sold nationally through some of the UK’s largest commercial outlets. Its books are published in 33 languages and are sold in 55 countries. Igloo Books has been recognised as one of the UK fastest growing companies (Sunday Times Fast Track 100); been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade Category; was a finalist at this year’s National Business Awards and the Bookseller Independent Publisher of the Year and included in the Daily Telegraph’s list  of Britain’s 1000 Brightest Businesses.

About Children with Cancer UK
Children with Cancer UK is the leading national charity dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer. Our aims are to determine the causes, find cures and provide care for children with cancer.

The charity funds life-saving research into the causes, prevention and treatment of childhood cancer, in addition to funding innovative welfare projects to provide better care for young cancer patients, and their families.

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