St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: United States
“All of us at ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are immensely grateful for our long-standing partnership with Signet Jewelers, who has raised over $66 million since our partnership began. The support from Signet Jewelers’ Team Members and customers is helping St. Jude lead the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer. We are thankful for Signet’s 19-year legacy of support and for the continued commitment to the mission of St. Jude.” Richard C. Shadyac Jr. President and Chief Executive Officer, ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
For nearly 20 years, Signet has been honored to support the lifesaving work of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (St. Jude). St. Jude’s work has a global impact in the fight against childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Through its tireless work, St. Jude has helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate in the US from 20 percent when the hospital opened in 1962 to more than 80 percent today. Approximately 7,800 patients actively receive treatment from St. Jude each year.
As a result of our Team Members’ and Customers’ enthusiastic support, our collaboration with St. Jude, “Partnership in Caring,” has contributed over $66 million in 19 years. These resources promote the lifesaving work done at the hospital, including its groundbreaking research and ensuring no child is turned away due to a parents’ inability to pay.
This work never stops and neither do our efforts. From sales of collectible plush animals, St. Jude Charmed Memories and Mother’s Day Cards to Team Member payroll deductions, as well as corporate, and point-of-sale Customer donations, we continue to let hope shine for children and families in need. In March 2018, Signet Team Members who won the 2017 St. Jude Incentive Trip presented St. Jude with a $6 million donation, as we continue to move toward our commitment to raise over $90 million for the kids of St. Jude.
Signet's collaboration with St. Jude called, “Partnership in Caring,” has contributed over $66 million in 19 years.
CLIC Sargent: United Kingdom
We are proud to help CLIC Sargent in the fight for young lives against cancer. In 2016-2017, CLIC Sargent supported 7,200 young cancer patients and their families to limit the damage cancer causes in other areas of life besides health. Signet’s H. Samuel, Ernest Jones, and Leslie Davis stores sell plush bears to raise money for young lives against cancer. Since 2014, through our H.Samuel and Ernest Jones Customers purchase of nearly 65,000 bears and our Team Members fundraising activities, we have raised over ￡567,000.
“CLIC Sargent and Signet have been in partnership since 2014 for nearly 4 years and over that time we’ve raised over £500,000 together. One of our favorite activities is our fantastic teddy bears, which raise £50,000 every year and provides the opportunity to raise awareness of CLIC Sargent’s work. What is also brilliant is the campaign has two inspirational young children who were supported by CLIC Sargent to front the campaign, and our supporters tell us how much they love the adorable bear designs.” Rachel Kirby-Rider Director of Income and Engagement at CLIC Sargent
Another way in which we help children and their families facing life-changing illnesses is through our partnership with Barretstown in Ireland. Barretstown provides free camps and programs specifically designed for children with a serious illness and their families along with 24-hour on-site medical and nursing care. This gives children a chance to enjoy experiences shared by their non-ill peers, while still ensuring they receive the treatment and support they need.
For the second year running, Signet held a 90 Days’ Challenge with Team Members across the business, working together to help raise thousands of pounds for our charities in the UK and Ireland. Team Members took on daredevil challenges, including skydives and abseils, as well as lung-busting activities, including marathon runs, long distance walks and cycles. Whether through pamper sessions, cake sales, leg waxes or hair shaves, our Team Members got into the charity spirit in every way imaginable for our two great causes.
Canada’s Children’s Hospital Foundations
In 2016, we launched our new partnership with 11 children’s hospitals across Canada where the greatest challenges in child health are tackled; these hospitals see the most critical cases. In 2017, our Canadian stores, Peoples and Mappins, offered Customers Travis, an adorable and cuddly plush. We sold more than 16,500 bears and raised over C$165,000, bringing our 2-year contributions to over C$165,000, for this amazing network of children’s hospitals.
This is just the beginning of a great partnership, and we are excited to see it grow throughout the years to come.
In 2017, Signet helped raise C$165,000
“It is an absolute honour to be a part of this fundraising campaign. It warms my heart to know that we can be a part of helping these brave little warriors. The children’s hospitals make miracles happen, and together we can help fuel these miracles and help make dreams come true. I can’t wait to bring more sparkle to more little eyes with Signet and SickKids. Yet another way we Celebrate Life.” Lori-Anne Leger Store Manager, Peoples 5302