The charity gala dinner for Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT), held at Crowborough Rugby Club in Sussex, has raised £1,400.

The event, organised by a team from IBMG-owned Parker Building Supplies, Chandlers Building Supplies and Fairalls, was the latest move in the merchant's involvement in a three-month fundraising challenge, 'Mission Unstoppable', which has raised £16,800 for the TCT.

Murdina Hook of Parker Building Supplies, Crowborough said: “It was a great night, with a full house, raffle and auction prizes helping to add to our TCT charity funds." 

Mike Granger of Chandlers Building Supplies said: “We’ve been really invested in the Teenage Cancer Trusts’ three-month fundraising challenge. We smashed our initial target so we are all very happy about that, and we had enormous fun along the way.” 

To take part in the challenge, a team of employees spread throughout the Independent Builders Merchant Group (IBMG) came together and dedicated itself to fundraising relentlessly for the three months of the TCT challenge.  

Ian Kenny, Head of Marketing at IBMG, said: “The most important part of this challenge is our 2000+ employees across our IBMG family of builder merchants: everybody has been involved in various fundraising initiatives.

“It has been a remarkable team effort and one that we are all very proud of. The gala dinner at Crowborough was another great success.”

Every day, seven young people aged 13-24 hear the words "you have cancer". There is still time to donate via the justgiving page