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Star baker raises £1,000 for young cancer patients

Ann Cameron from Barmulloch took on the £170 Challenge for CLIC Sargent during this year’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and raised £1,197 for young cancer patients, by baking cakes in exchange for donations. 

Star baker raises £1,000 for young cancer patients

Asda employee Ann's cakes became so popular that she was baking over 100 muffins each weekend throughout September.

Ann said: "I took part in the £170 challenge for CLIC Sargent because I want to make sure families can stay at their free accommodation Home from Home, Marion's House, when they need it. I've been posting videos on Facebook encouraging people to get involved and buy the cakes. My tagline was 'I bake, you buy, okay?!'

"Sore elbows are worth it when you think about what all those families might be going through. I'm delighted that everyone has supported me and my baking so generously during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. I will still do a wee bit here and there even after September."

Star baker

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Rachael McLean said: "Ann has done incredibly well with her fundraising. She has worked hard and been so dedicated to helping families cope with the spiralling cancer costs when a child is diagnosed with cancer - she's our star baker.

"Marion's House, our Home from Home in Glasgow, provides families with a place to be together and feel at home, while being as close as they can be to their child when they are receiving treatment at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

"We're delighted so many people took part and supported Ann, and her fabulous baking - thank you. In 2015/16 CLIC Sargent was able to provide £1.1million in grants to children and young people with cancer. Donations made during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month will mean we can continue providing vital practical support to families affected by childhood cancer."

What could this money do?

Last year, we supported more than 580 children and young people with cancer, and their families, from Scotland. We gave more than 370 grants to a value of over £76,000, to help families deal with the financial impact of cancer.

£1,197 could pay for seven CLIC Sargent grants. Cancer can have a huge effect on a family’s finances and a CLIC Sargent grant is offered to children and young people with cancer, and their families, as soon as they come into contact with us to help meet the sudden extra costs that a cancer diagnosis can bring.

Find out more

To find out how you can organise your own event to support children and young people with cancer, and their families, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Rachael Mclean on 0141 572 5706 or email: rachael.mclean@clicsargent.org.uk.

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