Major gifts

We are very grateful for the support we receive from major donors, trusts, senior volunteers and our committee members, all of whom play a significant part in enabling us to carry on our work helping children and young people with cancer, and their families.

CLIC Sargent has a dedicated team that works closely with our major supporters and philanthropic individuals. We are here to discuss how you or your trust might support us financially, or share with us your business expertise and networks through involvement with our volunteer led event and fundraising committees.

Above all, we are committed to understanding your philanthropic objectives and working with you on a personal, one to one level.  You will be at the very heart of our plans to support all families and parents that receive a devastating cancer diagnosis for their child and ensure that every child and young person has access to the full spectrum of CLIC Sargent’s clinical, emotional, financial and practical support. 

Major donors

CLIC Sargent is almost entirely reliant on voluntary income and private donations to fund its work.  Our major donors are essential in helping us to deliver our services and plan for the future. Currently, we reach only two out of every three children and young people that need our support. We want to reach each and every one of them. But we can only do this with your support.

How major donors help us

We rely on major donations to help us:

  • Provide free ‘Home from Home’ accommodation close to specialist hospitals, so that families can be close to their children during treatment.
  • Provide clinical, practical and emotional support to children and young people with cancer, and their families through our staff including CLIC Sargent nurses, social workers and play specialists.
  • Offer free breaks so that families can spend time together away from the everyday challenges of childhood cancer.
  • Provide children, young people and families with a wide range of valuable information, literature and practical materials on childhood cancer and its impact.
  • Give financial support including grants and benefits information to young people and families, to help them deal with the financial impact of cancer.
  • Campaign and influence others to raise awareness of the needs of children and young people with cancer to improve the support they receive.

Get in touch

Our dedicated team works closely with individual donors giving £5,000 or more. We are here to discuss your support and work with you to ensure your gift is used according to your wishes. For more information, please contact Charlotte Reichwald, Major Giving Manager on 020 8752 2911 or email:

Charitable Trusts and Foundations

The support of trusts and foundations is crucial to CLIC Sargent’s work, enabling us to continue providing vital support to children and young people with cancer, and their families.

We have a dedicated team who work closely with trusts and foundations, whether it’s finding an appropriate project that fits with your objectives and interests, providing a progress report or arranging a personal visit to see our services.

Projects supported by trust funding

Miss Agnes H Hunter’s Trust has been part-funding a CLIC Sargent Young Person’s Social Worker based at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh since 2001. This post helps to reduce the impacts specific to young people with cancer living in the East of Scotland, covering Edinburgh, Fife, East Lothian, West Lothian and the Borders.

A Grants Administrator from the Trust says:

"Our founder, Miss Hunter, had a special interest in supporting people with cancer and we welcome the work of CLIC Sargent in developing a much needed service for teenagers and young people which helps them to increase in self-confidence and independence and minimise the impact of cancer on their lives."

“Our Trustees have supported this particular project because they recognise the special difficulties facing this age group when, even without cancer, they are going through a period of transition developing emotional maturity and independence and hopefully planning for the future - which will all be restricted by cancer. They also are aware of the lack of suitable facilities for this age group in hospitals.”

How you can help us

If you are interested in finding out more about our work, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact Lina Santeusanio, Trusts Manager, on 020 8752 2973 or email:

What your donation could pay for

Last year we supported over 6,200 children and young people with cancer, and their families, providing them with vital emotional, practical and financial support.

£1,000 could pay for a family to stay for one month in a Home from Home – close to where their child is receiving cancer treatment.

£3,560 could pay for a CLIC Sargent Social Worker for one month.

£9,325 could fund our information service for one month.

£12,600 could pay for a year’s supply of What now? – our new resource that supports parents and carers whose child has just been told they have cancer.

£30,000 could pay for a CLIC Sargent Play Specialist for one year to help children with cancer understand their treatment and reduce their fear.

£53,100 could run CLIC Haven, our Home from Home in Southampton, for one year – providing free accommodation close to Southampton General Hospital, so that families can be close to their children during cancer treatment.

£165,000 over three years could pay for a CLIC Sargent Nurse to maximise the amount of time they can safely spend at home, and ensure that treatments can be given closer to home where possible.