Thanks to all our golden fundrais­ers

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION -

I AM writ­ing on be­half of CLIC Sar­gent, the UK’s lead­ing can­cer char­ity for chil­dren and young peo­ple, to thank all of your read­ers who have given up their time, dug deep in their pock­ets and thrown all of their en­er­gies into sup­port­ing us over the past year.

Last year, more than £22,000 was raised in the Lon­don Bor­ough of Hilling­don through a range of lo­cal ac­tiv­i­ties for CLIC Sar­gent, which went to­wards pro­vid­ing clin­i­cal, prac­ti­cal, fi­nan­cial and emo­tional sup­port to help chil­dren and young peo­ple cope with can­cer and get the most out of life.

In 2014, thou­sands of peo­ple wore a gold rib­bon, held a bucket col­lec­tion and took part in gold-themed fundrais­ing events as part of Child­hood Can­cer Aware­ness Month in Septem­ber.

Thou­sands more took part in Wig Wed­nes­day, don­ning wigs to show sup­port for chil­dren and young peo­ple with can­cer, and rais­ing an in­cred­i­ble £280,000 – a fan­tas­tic amount which will make a huge dif­fer­ence to chil­dren with can­cer and their fam­i­lies.

Around 200 schools, in­di­vid­u­als and com­pa­nies in Lon­don took part in Wig Wed­nes­day and raised over £17,000 for CLIC Sar­gent.

Thank you to ev­ery­one who took part and sup­ported CLIC Sar­gent in 2014. As we move into a new year I very much hope the work of CLIC Sar­gent will re­main in your hearts and look for­ward to your much needed sup­port.

For more de­tails on the lo­cal work of CLIC Sar­gent, or to find out how you can help please do not hes­i­tate to con­tact me on 020 8752 2827 or el­iz­a­beth.char­ing@clic­sar­gent.org.uk. Thank you once again, and a happy new year to all.

EL­IZ­A­BETH CHAR­ING Area Fundrais­ing Manager for Lon­don, Herts & Beds

CLIC Sar­gent

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