Currently, CLIC Sargent can only help two out of three children and young people with cancer. With a gift in your Will, you can help us to plan for a future where every child and young person with cancer who needs our support, can have it.
Scott was diagnosed with leukaemia shortly before his 5th birthday. It was a really difficult time for him and his family. Scott had to stay in hospital and he missed his brother and his friends but CLIC Sargent was there to support him and his mum throughout. When Scott was not in hospital, CLIC Sargent Key Worker was able to visit Scott at school to take his bloods and co-ordinate his treatment.
Cancer had a big impact on his family. Money was tight in the first few months so their CLIC Sargent Social Worker helped them apply for benefits. Scott’s mum says, “CLIC Sargent has been a big part of our cancer journey. We have been on a roller coaster really and there have been lots of ups and downs, but CLIC Sargent have always been with us, all of the way.”
Ellie was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma when she was 15 years old. Ellie found the hardest thing about being a teenager with cancer was the uncertainty – not knowing what her future held, or whether she even had one at all.
“All your hopes and dreams could be robbed from you at any point which is tough but CLIC Sargent was brilliant. My CLIC Sargent Social Worker, Orlando was always there with a smile on his face and was very reassuring.
"He answered all my questions and gave lots of great advice. He made sure appointments didn’t clash with social activities so I didn’t miss out on time with friends. He also helped me connect with other patients juggling cancer diagnosis with being a teenager. That made a real difference for me.”
Ellie is now in remission and in her second year of university.
A gift for the future
Scott and Ellie have been supported by CLIC Sargent and a gift in your Will could help us to invest in a future for other children and young people with cancer. Just as gifts given in Wills in the past are supporting our work today, gifts pledged today will help us be there in the future too.
One day, a gift in your Will could make the difference of a lifetime.
To find out more about leaving a gift in your Will to CLIC Sargent, please order our free information booklet.