CLIC Sargent supporter Dan Silver has been named Plymouth Fundraiser of the Year at this year's Pride of Plymouth Fundraiser awards, alongside two CLIC Sargent volunteer representatives who were commended for their fantastic work for the charity.
Plymouth Fundraiser of the Year
Since being diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2009, Dan Silver began raising awareness of male cancers and has fundraised for three cancer charities: the oncology department at Derriford Hospital, CLIC Sargent and The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.
Dan has now founded his own registered charity, Dash of Silver, with a group of supporters including his wife Tanya and close friends.
Close behind Dan were Pete Jerrett and Elisha Searl, who after receiving support from CLIC Sargent themselves, have spent tireless hours volunteering and have raised a combined total of over £9,000 for CLIC Sargent.
As CLIC Sargent volunteer representatives both Pete and Elisha take part in a number of different activities in support of CLIC Sargent including: talks, organising events, holding collections and can also be charity representative at events.
Elisha and Pete have also been on interview panels to help CLIC Sargent find the right individual for jobs, and are heavily involved in our participation group.
CLIC Sargent Participation Manager Rebecca Horder said: “A huge congratulations to Pete and Elisha on their well-deserved nomination.
"As well as their multiple fundraising efforts, Pete and Elisha are young representatives on CLIC Sargent’s Participation Group, which helps the charity to develop opportunities for children and young people with cancer to have a voice and to influence the services they receive, so future experiences for children and young people are even better.”
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Jordan Anderton said: “We are so grateful to have the support of all three of these individuals. They are extremely selfless and passionate about making a difference to ensure the children and young people get the support they need.”