CLIC Sargent Social Work Assistant at The Royal Marsden Hospital, Lara Perkins, has held an evening of music, raising £365 for CLIC Sargent and the Salvation Army’s London South East Children’s Camp.
The evening was a celebration of the summer and featured the LSE Youth Chorus and young soloist musicians Daisie Tranah on flute and Andy Banks on piano.
Lara said: “I felt compelled to raise money for CLIC Sargent because by working first-hand with patients I have seen the substantial difference that our service can make in the lives of children and young people affected by cancer.
"Towards the end, I led the choir in the song “I’ll Be There”, made famous by the Jackson 5, and it struck me just how appropriate the lyrics were considering the role CLIC Sargent Social Workers play, especially the line, 'I’ll reach out my hand to you, I’ll have faith in all you do. Just call my name and I’ll be there’.”
The day was a great success with around 60 people attending. Friends and family also rallied together to bake delicious cakes for the interval and helped decorate the hall for the event.
Lara also spoke passionately on the night about CLIC Sargent and her experiences at the Royal Marsden Hospital.
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager, Nicola White said: “Lara did a great job of organising the entire event along with ensuring the night raised as much as it could through the interval cake sale.
"Well done to Lara for all of her hard work in supporting children and young people with cancer at the celebration of summer”.
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