To coincide with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Danny's Angels completed their second Paint the Town Pink fundraising campaign in September, and have so far raised over £13,000 for CLIC Sargent.
Danny’s Angels is a Kent-based voluntary fundraising group raising vital funds for CLIC Sargent. The group was set up in memory of Danny Stevenson and Danny Kirwan, who both sadly died from cancer aged just 21 and four years old respectively.
Danny’s Angels have raised more than £85,000 for the charity since 2011, and are set to reach their £100,000 fundraising milestone before the end of the year!
Paint the Town Pink
In 2014, the group's Paint the Town Pink campaign saw the group run a series of successful bucket collections across Medway and North Kent throughout September, raising an impressive £17,000 for CLIC Sargent.
This year, CLIC Sargent Chief Executive Kate Lee joined the group and our CLIC Sargent Nurses for the launch of their month-long fundraising drive at Medway Maritime Hospital.
Danny’s Angels were out in the high streets, supermarkets and shopping centres doing bucket collections across North Kent, and they also held a Moonlight Memory Walk, an afternoon tea event, and a charity ball.
Dozens of small businesses also had CLIC Sargent collection tins in their shops during the month, raising even more funds, and the public were encouraged to wear something pink for the group's ‘Pink Promise Day’ on Friday 23 September.
This year’s Paint the Town Pink campaign has so far raised more than £13,000 - with more money still coming in!
Exciting fundraising campaign
Kate Lee said: “We can’t thank the volunteers from Danny’s Angels enough for all their hard work to make the Paint the Town Pink fundraiser possible.
“It’s heart-warming to see how many local people and businesses have backed their drive too. The vital funds that they will raise will help us to support local young people with cancer and their families.”
Danny's Angels said: “We are really pleased with the support we’ve received from local supermarkets and shopping centres who allowed us to do the bucket collections on their premises, including Asda, Morrison’s, Dobbie’s, Wilkinson’s and Hempstead Valley.
“We’re so grateful for everyone's support, and the generosity of businesses, shoppers and the wider community has been amazing. This has been a really exciting fundraising campaign, raising awareness of childhood cancer and vital funds for the great work that CLIC Sargent does.”