Lucy Hill, from Plymouth, has celebrated her 18th birthday with friends and family and raised £450 for children and young people with cancer, and their families.
After being diagnosed with leukaemia aged two, Lucy went through a unique childhood which involved many stays in hospital.
CLIC Sargent supported Lucy and her family throughout her treatment and she has now celebrated her 18th birthday, a huge milestone for the family.
As part of her celebrations, Lucy asked for donations to go to CLIC Sargent instead of presents, raising £450!
Lucy’s mum Hayley explains: “Lucy had two years of treatment which included intense blocks of chemotherapy in the first year followed by a maintenance course in the second year."
The support from the CLIC Sargent Nurses was invaluable, without their help our lives would have been a lot more difficult.
"They become part of our family and were not only a great support to us but to the whole family – grandparents and all.”
Lucy said: “I was very young and fortunately for me I do not remember very much. I remember the CLIC Sargent Nurse coming to my home and the events they organised which were always a lot of fun!”
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Stephanie Cherington-Rimmell, said: “It was so thoughtful and generous for Lucy to raise funds for CLIC Sargent at her birthday party.
"To raise £450 is amazing and will go a long way to help us continue our work with other children and young people who need us. It is lovely to be able to share Lucy’s story and join the family in celebrating this wonderful milestone.”