This will be the 24th CLIC Sargent Canal Walk, and the 3rd 10k Run. We organised the event in 2014 for the first time and it was a real success. We all had a wonderful day and managed to raise a lot of money.
CLIC Sargent is a charity dear to our hearts here in Devon. We currently support 132 children from Devon, providing emotional support to local families, through to practical and financial care to reduce the added pressure and unexpected costs that a childhood cancer diagnosis can bring.
Our research shows that children and young people with cancer in the South West can make on average a round trip of 126 miles to the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children to receive treatment. To help families minimise long journeys, we offer them free accommodation at CLIC House and Sam's House, our Homes from Home in Bristol, where they can stay close to their children during treatment. Sam’s House is a specialist home for children undergoing bone marrow and stem cell transplants, and their families. Last year, there were 191 family stays in CLIC House and 63 family stays in Sam’s House.
We would also like to unite the various children’s clubs and schools in Tiverton and all walk together as one Community whilst representing your own Club/School. There will be a plaque to be won for the Team with the most entrants and also the Team with the most Sponsorship Money raised. This plaque will be engraved with your School/Club and Team Name and the Year of the Walk and can be kept for the year until the next year’s Walk. The winners of both Plaques at our 2014 event was Moors Youth Football Club seen here with their plaques.
So please, whether you walk or run on your own or as part of a team or with your Club or School, please come along and support us in helping the many children who are affected by this terrible disease and have a fun day whilst doing it!!! We would all be extremely grateful.
Our vision for this and many events to come is to have as many runners and walkers possible wanting to take part. The Canal is a beautiful, picturesque area of Tiverton and is the perfect location for such an event.
Thank you - Members of the CLIC Sargent Canal Walk/10kRun Committee