Set to rival the Ice Bucket Challenge of some years ago, the TeaBagChallenge aims to raise awareness and funds for the charity that is a tower of support for teenagers with cancer, with Chandlers and Parkers asking everyone to get involved in the charitable challenge.
As part of the Independent Builders Merchant Group (IBMG), the builders’ merchants have already received great support and involvement from well-known YouTubers, former professional footballers and faces from the media as well as staff, customers and suppliers. All are sharing their hilarious fails and successes on social media with the hashtag #TeaBagChallenge and donating to the charity.
Sue McKinney, Head of Marketing for IBMG, said: “ We’ve had such fun doing the challenge, and we are hoping and asking everyone to join in. It’s so simple – just video yourself trying to throw a teabag into a cup from at least a one metre distance. It’s a challenge that everyone can do, irrespective of age, location or physical fitness.”
To add a competitive edge, the challenge asks participants to tag at least three friends or colleagues and see if they do better – or worse – than you.
Helen Farquharson of Teenage Cancer Trust added: “We are extremely grateful to Chandlers Building Supplies and Parker Building Supplies for their incredible long-term support. The dedicated staff and customers raised in excess of £150,000 in 2019 to support young people with cancer. Please get involved in the #TeaBagChallenge and let everyone know about the Teenage Cancer Trust.
“A donation to the JustGiving page is also very welcome. Every £30 raised helps fund an hour of specialised nursing support for a young person having treatment for cancer, so the ongoing support of Chandlers Building Supplies and Parkers Building Supplies and will continue to make a difference to people’s lives.”
Chandlers Building Supplies and Parker Building Supplies have a long-standing culture of giving back to local communities. Due to the pandemic, its annual fundraising initiatives to include charity golf days, inter-branch football tournaments and the Pavestone Rally have not been possible this year. Nevertheless, it says it’s still very ambitious and aims for 2021 charitable initiatives to surpass previous sums raised.
Participants are asked to upload their attempts to Facebook, Twitter and / or Instagram, using the tags and hashtags; @ChandlersBS @ParkersBS #TeaBagChallenge @TeenageCancerTrust (see below) and nominate / tag three friends to take the challenge.
Teenage Cancer Trust social handles for each social media channel as follows:
Donations are gratefully received at either: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/chandlersbs-teabagchallenge or https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/parkerbs-teabagchallenge
2020 sees Teenage Cancer Trust celebrate 30 years of providing world-class cancer support, and extend its vital nursing support across the South East. Every day 7 young people will be diagnosed with cancer. They will each need specialised nursing care and support to get them through the toughest times they may have faced. Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity meeting this vital need.