CLIC Sargent Social Workers from Queen Elizabeth Hospital organised a Charity Football Tournament. The event saw young people, families, nurses and CLIC Sargent support staff, come together to play in what was a very fun tournament.
The tournament was organised by CLIC Sargent Social Workers Sam Collins and Orlando Fuller, and Sam said: “We have had a couple of friendly games as a Young Persons Unit (YPU) team and decided it was time to challenge some of the families we support to a tournament.
“A couple of team members had to come out of retirement to play! The day was really good fun and played in a friendly, competitive spirit.
“While it might not have been the result we wanted, the best team won on the day.
“We are planning this to be an annual tournament for families to enter.
“Some of the nurses from the ward came to support the event and bake for the cake sale.
“Our youth worker came to play in goal, so it was a real multi disciplinary team effort.
“It was lovely to have dads, brothers, boyfriends and friends coming to play and other family members supporting.
“At CLIC Sargent we support not only the young people themselves but the whole family, so it was good to have everyone coming together to raise money for CLIC Sargent.”
Young person Steph, 24, said: "Cancer and sport have one thing in common; they are both a complete leveller. No matter your age, background or ability, everyone has the same goal in their sights.
"With entry fee, cake sale and raffle we managed to raise money for the charity which continues to make a huge difference to everyone on the YPU.”
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Anna Finnegan said: “There was a great atmosphere with supporters cheering from the side lines.
“The donated cakes were really yummy and went down a treat.
“Thank you to everyone who came and donated so generously, we raised £240 towards supporting children and young people with cancer.”