The Channel VAS Squash Tournament 2016 has beaten it’s target with over £20,000 raised to help CLIC Sargent fight for young lives against cancer.
CLIC Sargent Channel VAS Squash Tournament
At the beginning of December, the St. Georges Hill Club in Weybridge, Surrey, proudly showcased the world’s top squash players as they battled it out to win this prestigious tournament, sponsored by Channel VAS Group.
Mr Bassim Haidar, the founder and CEO of Channel VAS, set his sights on raising £15,000 for CLIC Sargent through this tournament, by donating all proceeds from ticket sales to help the charity fight for young lives against cancer.
Tournament organiser Danny Lee said: "I’m very proud to have run the CLIC Sargent Channel VAS Squash Tournament to help promote squash to people in Surrey and to also raise vital funds and awareness.
"At the club we’ve seen the impact of cancer on young people first-hand and this fantastic charity does so much to support children with cancer. CLIC Sargent’s team at the Royal Marsden have been there to help families limit the damage cancer causes beyond their health”.
Stephanie Andrews, CLIC Sargent Social Worker based at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton, said: “As a charity we are reliant upon charitable donations so without the support from events like this, social workers like me can’t be there for children, young people and their families when they need it the most.
"If a child or young person in Surrey is diagnosed with cancer, they are offered support from our service. Hearing that your child has cancer is devastating; It’s my job to guide them through this."
Bigger and better
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Helen Farquharson said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have had the support of the Channel VAS Squash tournament again this year. The event was bigger and better this time round with local residents taking the opportunity to watch some world class sporting action and join CLIC Sargent in the fight for young lives against cancer.”