Four-year-old Harry and seven-year-old Amber are helping CLIC Sargent to promote the sale of Jasper, a new soft toy that can be bought at H.Samuel, Ernest Jones and Leslie Davis stores across the UK. Proceeds from sales of Jasper - the 3rd annual cuddly toy available from the three store brands - will be donated to CLIC Sargent.
The sale of just five Jasper bears could pay for a CLIC Sargent Play Specialist’s time for one hour, so they can help a child prepare for and cope with treatment, by using models, toys and photos to explain what will happen.
Harry's and Amber's stories
Harry and Amber star with their families in this short film where they explain how Jasper will help CLIC Sargent’s important work supporting children and young people who are going through cancer treatment.
'I like his hat!'
Harry was supported by CLIC Sargent and Harry’s Mum Rachel told us about Lucy, their CLIC Sargent Social Worker: “Lucy is really gentle and soft speaking and practical. The advice she gives you sticks in your head. I can say anything to her, share any worries, and I’m at complete ease. Lucy is great, they all are.”
Harry said of Jasper the bear: “I like his hat!”
The little things
Amber has also been supported by CLIC Sargent and Amber’s mum, Lara, told us: “CLIC Sargent was there for us at any time to help with the big things, like financial help, and the little things, like asking for a parking permit at hospital. When your child is ill your priorities change. CLIC Sargent helped us keep control of the little things when we couldn’t control the big things, like our daughter’s health.”
Amber said of Jasper the bear: “The first time I cuddled him, he was really soft.”