Students at University College London raise awareness of CLIC Sargent

The Medsoc Paediatrics and Oncology Society at University College London held a childhood cancer information event whilst helping to raise funds for CLIC Sargent.

This Medsoc Monday looked at the full perspective of childhood cancer, through the diagnosis, treatment and long-term effects of cancer.

The evening began with a lecture from Dr Shankar, a consultant paediatric oncologist from UCLH who provided a detailed account of the varying forms of childhood cancer and potential treatment options.

CLIC Sargent Social Worker, Urvashi, then spoke about the financial, practical and emotional support CLIC Sargent provides to young cancer patients and their families.

At the end of the evening they heard first-hand from Lucy, how it felt to be diagnosed and treated for cancer and the support she received from CLIC Sargent.

Elspeth Bisson from the Medsoc Society said: “Lucy was an absolute inspiration in sharing her own experience of osteosarcoma diagnosis in her wrist. Her incredibly well-written memoir outlined the multiple hurdles she and her family had to overcome following diagnosis.

We are glad we were able to create a stage to express these amazing experiences. We raised £38.46 and a lot of awareness for an excellent charity that works alongside families challenged by cancer all across the UK including locally at University College London Hospital.”

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Elizabeth Charing said: “Thank you to the Medsoc Paediatrics and Oncology Society for hosting this event and for raising awareness and vital funds for CLIC Sargent.

"I also want to say a huge thank you to Lucy for sharing her story, which gave the students a deeper understanding of how cancer affects young people and their families.”

Find out more

To find out how you can help support CLIC Sargent, please contact Elizabeth Charing on 0208 752 2827 or email: elizabeth.charing@clicsargent.org.uk.

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