Sue Bolger, chair of the South Hampshire Voluntary Group, has supported CLIC Sargent for over 20 years.
For many years she has hosted a beautiful Christmas evening with carols and poems at her home. This year Sue and her husband Peter, with the help of the committee, put on a really special evening.
Family and friends showed their great singing talents and read out poems, including some of their own work. All enjoyed joining in with the singing, especially a fun version of ‘A Partridge in a Pear Tree.’ The sausages in a roll and mince pies were very popular, and the delicious homemade punch was a great hit!
Sue Bolger said: “I am delighted that we recently raised almost £1,600 for CLIC Sargent to support children and young people with cancer. Over the years, I have spoken to many families that have been helped by CLIC Sargent and know of the great work they do to support families, emotionally, financially, clinically and practically at a very difficult time.”
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Engagement Manager Liz Blunt, said: “I have been fortunate enough to attend two of Sue’s Christmas evenings now and they were both so enjoyable.
"I would like to use this opportunity to say a huge thank you to Sue Bolger and the amazing committee: Bobby, Amanda, Tamsin, Sarah, Shelagh, Sheila, Irene, Jane, Jackie, Ann, Lois and Maddie.
"Most of the committee are from Crawley and close by and have been involved with raising vitally needed funds for a very long time. They are all fantastic!
"This year, including Jane’s daughter running the London Marathon, the fabulous group have raised almost £6,000 and have been incredibly helpful in selling hundreds of pounds worth of Christmas cards and donating stock, stamps and foreign coins.”