Exeter independent retailer, Insideout, hosted a ‘Meet the Maker’ event showcasing some of the best local craft and design talent, in support of CLIC Sargent.
The event took place outside the store in Princesshay, where makers of beautiful hand-crafted gifts, were able to showcase their work and show their support for CLIC Sargent, each donating specially selected items worth up to £50 to help raise vital funds and awareness for CLIC Sargent.
Local cancer survivor Hunter, eight, helped raise awareness of childhood cancer and CLIC Sargent by sending in some pictures of himself in hospital as part of a display to help local shoppers understand how the money raised could be used to support others like him.
Hunter said: “My CLIC Sargent Nurse, Jenny, helped me by taking my blood and checking for germs.
"She also held my hand to help me not to cry, although I don’t really mind needles anymore.”
Hunter’s mother Jilly said: “Jenny has established an amazing bond with Hunter, it’s incredible.
“We don’t really have a big network of family to rely on; CLIC Sargent has been our family and a great support.”
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Joy Petley said: “Firstly I would like to thank Jilly and Hunter for sharing their story with us for the event.
“I would also like to thank Vikki and Nicky for hosting the event, and for continuing to support CLIC Sargent throughout this year.
“We are very grateful to all the creators who donated a selection of their wonderful work.
“The funds raised could pay for a family to stay in a CLIC Sargent Home from Home for three nights.”