After being selected as the official charity for this year’s Cash for Kids Day, the campaign is expected to now reach it's target of £90,000!
None of this would have been possible without the amazing generosity of the Cool FM and Downtown Radio listeners as well as the fantastic public support for both the Devine walk and Slipper walk fundraising events,.
The money raised will go towards the building and outfitting of a second ‘Home from Home’ in Northern Ireland.
The new Home from Home will help provide free accommodation for the families of teenagers and young adults' aged16 to 24 who are receiving cancer treatment. The Home from Home will be within walking distance of the Belfast City Hospital and Northern Ireland Cancer Centre.
From everyone at CLIC Sargent we’d just like to thank you all once again for your amazing support for CLIC Sargent’s Northern Ireland Appeal.
About the Northern Ireland Appeal
Currently families in Northern Ireland dealing with childhood cancer can face an average round trip of 95 miles, several times per week in order to receive cancer treatment and spend an additional £360 per month. Costs will include travel, fuel, meals and accommodation.
The CLIC Sargent Children’s Home from Home goes someway in helping to ease the financial and emotional impact of childhood cancer.
The Northern Ireland Appeal in 2014
The Northern Ireland Homes from Home Appeal is a £3.7million capital project and is the largest undertaken by CLIC Sargent in Northern Ireland.
The opening of the children’s Home from Home in 2014 marked the completion of the first phase of the Appeal.
CLIC Sargent has now begun work on phase two of the Appeal and is working towards the building of a similar style home for young people aged between 16 and 24 years of age.
The support received to date from the Northern Ireland public, donors and volunteers has been tremendous. We very much hope this will continue throughout the duration of phase two as we attempt to raise the remaining £1million needed to make the teenager and young adult home a reality.
Northern Ireland CLIC Sargent fundraisers are always coming up with new and innovative ways to allow you to get involved and support the charity.
In fact there are a few big events coming up that will do just that:
Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon - 5 May 2014
Run the 2014 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon for CLIC Sargent, the official nominated charity. Your ‘Run for Home’ will make a real difference. Find out more about the Belfast City Marathon.
Wig Wednesday – 21 May 2014
Wig Wednesday is one big day in May when people across the UK unite to raise vital funds for children and young people with cancer – Will you get your wig on? Find out more about Wig Wednesday.
Find out more
If you would like to get involved and help support CLIC Sargent's Northern Ireland Appeal, please contact the Northern Ireland Appeal team on 02890 725 780.