Children and residents from East London estate turn apples into donations

Children and residents of Gascoigne Estate, East London have raised £75 for CLIC Sargent through their annual Apple Day.

Children and residents from East London estate turn apples into donations

Residents were given a small bag of organic apples and were asked to bring a dish, ideally made from the apples, to share at their annual event.

Every year the children run the Sweet Apple Café, selling the food donated from residents.

Irene Grindell, chair of the Gascoigne Neighbourhood Association, said: "It's always wonderful to see the young people getting so involved with helping out for Apple Day.

"They absolutely love it, and I watched them being so protective of the money they were raising for CLIC Sargent and felt so proud of them.

"It's a real opportunity to turn our neighbourhood into a community and to do something for others at the same time."

Community spirit

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Elizabeth Charing said: “It’s lovely to see residents within a community coming together, to not only support a charitable cause, but also to have fun and socialise with each other.

“Thank you so much to everyone from Gascoigne Estate, especially the young people, for getting involved and helping to support our work with young cancer patients.”

Find out more

To find out how you can organise your own event  to support CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Elizabeth Charing on 0117 314 8609 or email: elizabeth.charing@clicsargent.org.uk.

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