Becky Roberts from Kings Somborne took on CLIC Sargent's £170 challenge this Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and has already raised £795 with money continuing to come in!
Supporting Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Becky is deputy head teacher at a primary school in Hedge End and first became aware of childhood cancer while teaching four-year-old Max, who was diagnosed with cancer.
Max’s treatment initially went well, then unfortunately, at age 11, he was diagnosed with a different cancer and had to travel to America to receive Proton Beam Treatment. Thankfully scans since his treatment have all been positive.
Inspired by Max, Becky wanted to raise the profile of childhood cancer and took on CLIC Sargent's £170 challenge in a unique way, by running, walking and cycling 170k.
Becky said: “It was devastating when the little boy I taught age four got cancer again and I am so pleased that he has now started secondary school and is doing so well.
"I am delighted to support CLIC Sargent as I know they can make a difference in supporting families at an incredibly difficult time in their lives.”
From £170 to £795!
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Liz Blunt said: “I really liked Becky’s novel way of fundraising to raise £170 and doing so brilliantly, raising way over her target!
"I particularly liked the support on her JustGiving page with the amazing positive messages, such as her cousin writing: "You are so inspiring Becky, always thinking of helping others and going extra to do so.”
A huge thank you to Becky for raising £795 for CLIC Sargent as every penny raised will make a significant difference in our work with families at a devastating time.
In Hampshire during 2015-16, our fantastic health and social workers based at Southampton General Hospital supported 214 families with emotional, practical and clinical help."