Spearheaded by Bents’ head of outdoor retail Matthew Dickinson, whose own two year old son Isaac was diagnosed with the condition at birth, Bents has smashed all previous fundraising totals.
Isaac visited the centre with Emily Clough from the Cystic Fibrosis Trust for the presentation of the cheque and the official handover to the 2016 charity of the year. He was joined by Matthew Bent’s son Elliot, who joined the occasion to represent Epilepsy Action for the handover, another cause close to everyone’s heart as Elliot was diagnosed with the condition last year.
Bents managimg director Matthew Bent said: "We are absolutely delighted to have raised so much for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and have to say a massive thank you to Matthew and his passion and commitment to a cause which is so close to his heart.
"And a huge thank you also to all our customers and colleagues who have helped throughout the year to make the campaign such a success. We are now looking forward to working with Epilepsy Action and are keen to do just as well in 2016.
"I have had a direct personal experience of this year’s charity, of the vital work and support they provide. Along with my wife Vicky and the rest of the family I’m looking forward to taking on some special challenges this year and hoping we can have another successful year of fundraising. I’m not sure we’ll be able to match this year’s total, but we’ll give it our best shot."