The brand new South West 7s Festival opened its doors for a weekend of sport and music at Clifton Rugby Ground, raising £1,000 for children and young people with cancer.
The South West 7s men’s rugby tournament donated £500 to CLIC Sargent, with a further £500 raised from the generosity of the CLIC Sargent Godfathers rugby team, the Takapuna Turtles team and donations from festival-goers.
Our star fundraiser of the weekend was Max who raised approximately £50 in donations in less than two hours by giving out CLIC Sargent wrist bands.
Festival-goers also enjoyed music from local band With Nell and I, who performed on the main stage. Harry, who plays guitar and sings in the band, has been working with CLIC Sargent for a number of years.
A huge success
Event organiser Thea Wise said: “It has been fantastic working with such a brilliant, worthwhile charity.
"We are also delighted that so many people chose to support CLIC Sargent at South West 7s, particularly our teams.
"We very much look forward to continuing to support CLIC Sargent throughout our future events.”
CLIC Sargent Area Fundraising Manager Victoria Williams said: “We are incredibly grateful for the support that South West 7s has given this year.
"The festival has not only raised £1,000 for CLIC Sargent, but it has also raised awareness of our cause.
“We really appreciate the hard work and generosity that has gone into raising the pounds – every penny raised will help provide vital support for children and young people with cancer, and their families.”