For the third year running, shoppers at Spitalfields E1 in London were invited to get into the holiday spirit and raise funds for CLIC Sargent by making a donation to go into the giant Snow Globe during December. The Snow Globe is organised annually by Spitalfields E1 team member Paul Collier.
Entry was free of charge with donations going to CLIC Sargent, Spitalfields Snow Globe’s chosen charity. During the two weeks that the Snow Globe was available, CLIC Sargent volunteers, Lizzie and Shamema popped along to help with one of the collections.
Lizzie unfortunately lost her sister, Lucy to cancer in 2006. In order to thank CLIC Sargent for the support it provided during treatment, Lizzie and her dad Ian decided to take part in the Great Wall of China Trek in October 2016, raising over £9,500 for CLIC Sargent! Now, Lizzie wants to do even more for CLIC Sargent and has signed up for the Three Peaks Challenge in June 2017!
Wonderful Christmas cheer
Thanks to everyone’s wonderful Christmas cheer, this year the Snow Globe raised over £1,700 in support of young lives against cancer. That’s over £4,700 since 2014!
In addition to the fantastic efforts of Paul Collier who organised the Spitalfields Snow Globe, another Spitalfields E1 team member, Richard Scantlebury raised over £10,000 running 10 marathons in 10 weeks for CLIC Sargent, bringing the total raised by Spitalfields E1 to £15,000!
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Charlie Straker said: “Thank you to all who supported CLIC Sargent through the Spitalfields Snow Globe, and special thanks to Lizzie and Shamema for getting involved too.
“Christmas is expensive but when cancer strikes young lives the additional costs can devastate families financially. Thanks again for supporting CLIC Sargent and for joining with us to fight for young lives against cancer.”