Carling Group Founders, Graeme and Leanne Carling, have committed to donating at least £1 million over the next ten years to national charity Caudwell Children, by joining the Life-Changers Circle.

Founded by renowned businessman and philanthropist John Caudwell, the national charity provides practical and emotional support for autistic and disabled children. The Life-Changers Circle was established in 2020 by Caudwell in a bid to create a global network of like-minded philanthropists working together for a common goal. Membership to the network requires a commitment to donate £1miilion to the charity, with five inductees already signed up to the generous pledge.

Graeme and Leanne recently met with the Caudwell Children founder and chairman emeritus John Caudwell at his London home to officially join his prestigious Life-Changers Circle.

Leanne Carling said:

“As parents ourselves, Graeme and I can only imagine what it must feel like to not be able to provide your children with the care and support they need. Caudwell Children is removing these difficult barriers for thousands of children and parents every year so we are delighted to be able to support their vital work.”

Since the year 2000, the charity has provided support worth £85million for over 60,000 children with 650 different medical conditions. Graeme Carling commented on the announcement:

“Our hard work has left us in the fortunate position to be able to give back and it provides us both with a huge sense of personal and spiritual fulfilment to be able to help children who need that extra helping hand.”

In 2019 the charity officially launched the Caudwell International Children’s Centre, the UK’s first independent purpose-built facility for the assessment, support and research of autism.

John Caudwell said:

“I am thrilled that Graeme and Leanne have joined the Life-Changers Circle and incredibly grateful for their generous donation to the charity. All of our members share the same passion and desire to make the world a better place and we will continue seeking like-minded people to further expand the incredible impact we as a group can have on people’s lives.”