CLIC Sargent receives £1,000 in memory of Leanne Hawkins

Family and friends of 21-year-old Leanne Hawkins have donated £1,000 to CLIC Sargent in her memory.

CLIC Sargent receives £1,000 in memory of Leanne Hawkins

Leanne Hawkins sadly died in October 2017, just over two weeks after being diagnosed with stomach cancer.

CLIC Sargent was able to provide help in the form of a Young Person's Social Worker, who has supported Leanne and her family through this sad time.

Her mother Helen said: "Having just completed and passed her degree in Criminal Justice Leanne felt on top of the world, believing she was now a step closer in realizing her dreams. Then in September she received the devastating diagnosis that she had an aggressive tumour in her stomach.

"Family and friends came together to fundraise on Leanne’s behalf in the hope we could achieve her bucket list."

"We created a JustGiving page to help fund her bucket list, which consisted of going to Paris again as she was there for her 18th, and also to see the Northern Lights.

"She was too unwell to travel by the time she arrived at the Beatson Cancer Centre. Due to the nature of the cancer Leanne survived just over two weeks.

"Although in that short space of time, Leanne being the kind, caring, and thoughtful person she was, left full instructions on how she wanted her funeral procession to be carried out. She wanted a Humanist to conduct the service and requested who to approach to ask if they would carry her coffin into the crematorium. 

"She also arranged for some of her ashes to be made into keepsakes for some of the family and her best friend, and for a funeral tea for over two hundred mourners, who she wanted dressed in bright colours to remind people of her bubbly personality.

"We have donated the monies from the fundraising to four charities; Macmillan, Beatson Cancer Care, Teenage Cancer Trust and CLIC Sargent.”

Hugely grateful

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Engagement Manager Rachael McLean said: "At CLIC Sargent, our vision is that everyone under 25 with cancer, and their families, will get the support and help they need during their cancer treatment and beyond, including bereaved families living with emotional pain. 

"From the day the doctor says cancer, CLIC Sargent care teams will provide exceptional care and support, tailored to each young cancer patient and family.

"We rely on voluntary donations to fund our work, and give all of our support to families for free. While we are independent of all other providers of a young cancer patient’s treatment, we will work in partnership with them to ensure each child or young person with cancer receives the best possible treatment, care and support.

"We are very grateful to Leanne’s family for this generous donation made in her memory.”

Find out more

To find out how you can do your own fundraising for CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Engagement Manager Rachael McLean on 0141 572 5706 or email: rachael.mclean@clicsargent.org.uk.

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