Inspirational runner sculpture auctioned for CLIC Sargent

Clive Sparkes, who runs Go Glass in Cambridge, has created a two-metre high sculpture of a runner which he is auctioning for CLIC Sargent. Place your bid in the auction before it finishes on 28 February and support children and young people with cancer.

This is the third glass sculpture Clive has created to raise funds, and depicts the runner crossing a finishing line with the slogan 'Pushing the Limits'.  The previous sculptures were a Formula One car and a racing bike!

Bid in the auction!

Clive is hoping a company or running group will be interested in bidding for the sculpture to use as inspiration.

Place your bid now by visiting the Go Glass website. The auction ends on 28 February 2016.

Clive's inspiration

Clive is aware of the vital support CLIC Sargent gives to children and young people with cancer and their families, which inspired him to start raising funds.

But on this occasion he was inspired by his sister Tracy who had her leg amputated after a cycling accident in 2011. 

Before her accident she was a keen cyclist and had been cycling to work when she was in collision with a lorry at a roundabout.

Clive said: “My passion for glass etching along with ironman training and my sister’s struggle to deal with losing a leg led to my sculpture ‘Pushing the Limits’. 

"It’s also a great chance to raise some money for CLIC Sargent, a charity which pushes itself to the limits in its support for children and young people with cancer.”

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Karen Roberts said: “We are so impressed by Clive’s amazing talent.

"The sculpture is not only a great example of his detailed glass work but also has an inspiring message of encouragement about pushing the limits which Tracy has certainly done and is now back on a bike.

"The money raised will help CLIC Sargent make a difference to the lives of children and young people with cancer and their families.”

Find out more

To find out how you or your company can organise your own event for CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Karen Roberts on 01284 829 090 or email: karen.roberts@clicsargent.org.uk.

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