As a result of our fundraising efforts, we have raised enough money for our chosen charity of the year, The Chartwell Cancer Trust (The CCT), to purchase two AV1 robots to keep young Cancer and Leukaemia patients connected to school life and their friends as they undergo treatment.
Developed by Norwegian company No Isolation, this pioneering technology is a compact portable robot equipped with microphone, speaker and camera which acts as the child’s eyes, ears and voice and livestreams direct to a tablet, via an app, offering interactive connection with school wherever the child is. We have named the robots Clarkie and Wrighty and hope that it will not take too long to raise enough money to fund a third robot, who of course will be named Jakey! Here is a recap of a few of the many fantastic fundraising events we held throughout the last year.
Christmas shopping evening
Our first large charity event was a Christmas shopping evening at our office. Over 150 shoppers were welcomed with a free glass of prosecco on arrival and invited to visit over 18 stallholders selling a fabulous range of Christmas gift ideas, from jewellery and bags to chutneys and hampers.
The evening concluded with a few words from one of The CCT’s Trustees, Paula Cook, who also drew the raffle, to round off a great evening where we raised over £1,200 for the charity.
Charity quiz night
Our most recent event saw us host a quiz night at the Club Langley in Beckenham. 16 teams made up of eager quizzers from local businesses took part and a member of The CCT demonstrated the No Isolation Robot and the features that could be used to help young cancer sufferers to still interact with their teachers and classmates. The event raised over £1,800 which has enabled us to purchase our second robot, Wrighty for the charity.
In June, some fearless CWJ staff are going to be taking the leap by participating in a sponsored skydive to raise money towards the purchase of Jakey, our third robot.
Thank you to everyone who has supported CWJ to raise funds for these ingenious robots. We will continue to update you on our fundraising progress and hope to bring you news soon on Clarkie and Wrighty’s journey helping young Cancer patients.