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RS Components on track to smash fundraising target with more than £90k raised for Children with Cancer UK

Corporate charity partnership aims to raise £150k by April 2018

London, UK, 18 December 2017:

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has raised more than £90,000 since April this year - and is set to smash its £150,000 target by April 2018 - after choosing Children with Cancer UK (CWC UK) as its national charity for the 2018 financial year.

RS employees have taken part in a wide range of activities to fundraise for CWC UK, which is the leading national charity dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer. These have included them taking on mountains in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, being knocked off their perch into cold waters in the Rutland Water Aqua Park Challenge and jumping from a plane in a skydive. Additionally, a team of 25 people from RS are signed up to run in the challenging London Marathon in April 2018.

Mike England, head of region for Northern Europe, said: “Our partnership with Children with Cancer UK started back in April this year, and we’re delighted to have raised so much already to help meet our ambitious target to raise £150,000 in 12 months for this very worthy cause. Our staff at RS have been amazing at embracing the cause, and have been organising lots of activities to raise funds. As well as the big challenges, there are many other team and individual activities that are all contributing to this fantastic effort. I am really proud of the team and their achievements.”

Every day more than ten children and young people in the UK are diagnosed with cancer, but eight of those ten can be successfully treated, thanks to the research that Children with Cancer UK helps fund. Jayne Falconer, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Children with Cancer UK, said: “We have been blown away by RS Components’ motivation, energy and determination to raise money for the 4,000 children who are diagnosed with cancer every year. Staff have shown their commitment by taking on epic challenges and holding wonderful events such as their Big Bash and Golf Day to help raise as much money as possible. With RS Components’ help, we can keep families together longer by investing in visionary research to accelerate breakthroughs in cancer treatment and care.”

For more information about Children with Cancer UK and how you can help, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/RSComponentscwc

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About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 50,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2017 had revenues of £1.51bn.

For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-online.com.

Editorial Contacts:
Aakriti Kaushik
PR Manager - Nothern Europe
RS Components
aakriti.kaushik@rs-components.com
+44 (0) 7795 400 651


Gina Tunley
gina@targetpr.biz
+44 (0) 7817 178705

 

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Other Relevant Links:

Electrocomponents plc:
www.electrocomponents.com

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www.rs-online.com

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