Schoolgirl, Amy-Jo has held a family fun day raising £3,000 for the charities and hospitals that supported her brother Sam after he was diagnosed with a brain tumour in November 2012.
When her brother Sam, 17, was diagnosed with a brain tumour in November, a CLIC Sargent Social Worker was able to provide him and their family with emotional and practical support.
Sam and Amy-Jo’s mum, Sarah said: “Our Social Worker from CLIC Sargent has been fantastic. She comes to see Sam and talks to him and liaised with his school to help Sam return to the learning environment. She also arranged our trip to Scotland, she has been a godsend.
CLIC Sargent has also arranged for Sam and his family to have a holiday at Malcolm Sargent House, the charity’s holiday home in Aryshire for young people and their families during and after cancer treatment.
Amy-Jo’s family fun day
With the help of her parents, 11 year old Amy-Jo, arranged the event which was held at the Rhyl Events Arena in Denbighshire.
The event included a sponsored head shave, tombola, balloon modelling and face-painting as well as a visit from a interactive fire bus, the North Wales police and popular children’s characters Mickey Mouse and In The Night Garden’s, Iggle Piggle.
The money that Amy-Jo has raised could pay for 14 young people to take part in a residential weekend at Malcolm Sargent House, where young people can meet others with similar experiences, helping them to feel less isolated
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager, Vicki Moore said: “I think it’s wonderful that Amy-Jo organised this family fun day at Rhyl Events Arena and raised over £3,000 for the charities.
“We have been able to provide support for her brother Sam and events like this help us support many other children and young people and their families.”
Find out more
To find out how you and your family can help raise funds for children and young people with cancer, please contact Vicki Moore on 0113 288 3224 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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