Meet Rufus, the CLIC Sargent Puppy, here to help children and young people with cancer

A seven-year-old who has just finished three years of cancer treatment is helping children and young people’s charity CLIC Sargent raise money to help other young people with cancer. 

Meet Rufus, the CLIC Sargent Puppy, here to help children and young people with cancer

Dog-loving Hunter Parton from Devon and his mum Jilly are helping the charity promote the sale of Rufus the CLIC Sargent Puppy, a new soft toy that can be bought at branches of HSamuel and Ernest Jones.  

Hunter himself chose the name Rufus for the charity toy because: “It’s a brave and strong name, and you have to be brave during cancer treatment.” 

He also says that Rufus is a "cute name for a really cute puppy."

The family were supported by a CLIC Sargent Nurse, CLIC Sargent Social Worker, and stayed at CLIC House, one of the charity’s Home from Homes during treatment. 

Jilly says: “By buying a Rufus you’ll be supporting other children and their parents who are going the through the most horrendous experiences.”  

Hunter says: “Please buy a Rufus and help children like me!” 

The sale of eight Rufus puppies could pay for an hour of a CLIC Sargent Nurse’s time, so that they can coordinate the best possible care for children with cancer and ensure they’re treated as close to home as possible. 

Rufus the CLIC Sargent Puppy is priced at £9.99, with all profits raised in the UK going to CLIC Sargent. The toys are available from branches of HSamuel and Ernest Jones nationwide.  

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