CLIC Sargent supporter and La La Choir Director, Samantha Abrahams, has recently been awarded the Pride of Devon Community Contribution 2017 award for her commitment to young lives against cancer.
Sam was presented the award in May 2017 after being nominated for her tremendous work with the choir and the community.
Sam is the founder and director of the La La Choirs which started in Lympstone in 2008, despite the Lympstone choir closing in 2015, Sam now has choirs in Exeter, Exmouth, Ottery St Mary and Plymouth.
Through her choir, Sam has raised tens of thousands of pounds for local charities across Devon, including CLIC Sargent.
The La La Choir has put on a Christmas Concert at Exeter Cathedral for CLIC Sargent the past few years and has risen just over a staggering £22,000 for young lives against cancer.
Sam said: “I was grateful and humbled to receive this award. I accepted it on behalf of my entire choir who I would be nothing without.
"Together we do all we can to support charities and communities who need help. We simply share our love of singing and music to raise a little money or just someone’s spirits. And it is a pleasure and privilege to do so."
Making a difference
CLIC Sargent provides tailored specialist support, to help and guide each young cancer patient and their family. The cost of supporting each family is on average £4,000.
Thanks to the incredible support that Sam and the La La choir provide CLIC Sargent, we could provide just over five families the support they need when facing a childhood cancer.
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Engagement Manager Jordan Anderton said: “I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Sam for her tremendous work.
"Working alongside her over the past year I know how hard she works and how generous she is with her time. I couldn’t think of a better person to receive this award.
“A special thank you must go to Claire Colman who supports Sam so much with her choir and charity support.
“The La La choir have been so supportive of CLIC Sargent over the years and this is a small thank you for all their generosity."