Join us on Sunday 22nd May 2016 on our CLIC Sargent 10km Walk and Run along the Grand Western Canal, Tiverton, Devon and help raise money for children and young people with cancer.
Please take a look at the video from last year and see if you can spot yourself !
All money raised will be donated to CLIC Sargent
In most cases, treatment starts immediately, but this can often take place many miles from home and can last for as long as three years. Being diagnosed with cancer is a frightening experience and the emotional, practical and financial implications of treatment are intensely challenging for the whole family.
CLIC Sargent is the UK's leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. We provide clinical, practical and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. We are there from diagnosis onwards and aim to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement.
We are currently supporting 132 children and young people from Devon. For children and young people in Devon, initial treatment will largely be delivered at Bristol Children’s Hospital, where our seven CLIC Sargent Specialist Nurses, and three CLIC Sargent Social Workers will support them.
We also provide Devon families free accommodation at CLIC House and Sam’s House, our Homes from Home in Bristol, so they can be close to their children receiving treatment with the added worry of costs
Olly Butt, from Tiverton said, "CLIC Sargent helped us a lot. They were very supporting and kind and caring when I was ill. I was very lucky to have great CLIC Nurses look after me in Exeter, we became good friends!!"
His parents and brother; Mike, Kylie, and Alex, followed on to say, "Olly's words say it all. Also, being able to stay close to Bristol Hospital in CLIC House, one of the Homes from Home, made a terrible time so much easier. The separation from Alex was very hard and so him being able to come and stay in a nice environment and be close to us all was just what we all needed. A truly great charity that is and always will remain very close to our hearts".Thank you for supporting us on this walk/run. Have fun & good luck!
£8 could help pay for a DVD to help prepare a young person with cancer to return to school, helping them keep up with their studies and deal with the challenges of meeting friends and teachers after their experience.
£20 could pay for a CLIC Sargent Play Specialist to help a child prepare for and cope with treatment, by using models, toys and photos to explain what will happen. When a child is calm, treatment can be given more easily and can also be more effective.
£50 could mean that a CLIC Sargent Social Worker can be there soon after diagnosis, talking to a family one-to-one. Every family is different, so we assess their individual needs and tailor our services to suit them.
£100 could help pay for specialist benefits advice for several families, reducing the financial impact cancer can have.
£300 could pay for an average family stay of 11 days in a Home from Home – close to where their child is receiving cancer treatment.
The £10 Challenge
This year we are encouraging all of our participants to raise £10 each in sponsorship for their efforts on the day. If every participant raised a minimum of £10 for CLIC Sargent, we would reach an amazing £6000 in sponsorship alone, allowing us to pay for a family to stay for free in our Home from Home for 6 months!
Setting up a Just Giving page is easy and will allow your friends and family to sponsor you. They will even be able to leave a message for you on your page. You can link your page directly to CLIC Sargent and even set up a page as a team! To set this up, please use the following link; https://home.justgiving.com/
Last year CLIC Sargent’s fantastic fundraisers – people just like you – raised over £23 million! This is a wonderful achievement and helps CLIC Sargent provide a whole range of vital services right across the UK.