On the last home game of the season down in Penzance, the sun came out along with the high spirited Cornish Pirates supporters who came down to Mennaye Field for one last time this season to cheer on their Pirates.
Throughout the day CLIC Sargent volunteers, including members of the Rotary Club of Penzance, held a bucket collection and raised £650 for young cancer patients, and their families.
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Jordan Anderton said: “The Cornish Pirates supporters, staff, volunteers have been fantastic all season. They have all been extremely generous with their donation and were very welcoming.
“Without the generosity of these volunteers and the Cornish pirates, we couldn’t raise enough money to support all those children and young people with cancer and their families.
A great season
Phil Westren, Cornish Pirates media liaison officer, said: “We have been delighted this season to in our small way strive to promote the vital and truly great work undertaken by CLIC Sargent.
“Squad members have also seen at first hand examples of the fantastic role played by the organisation, and our thanks are once again being expressed to our generous supporters.
"The support of the Cornish Pirates has helped raise over £2,500 for CLIC Sargent which will allow them to continue to support these children and their families."
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Jordan Anderton said: “I would like to say a big thank you to the Rotary Club of Penzance and Paula Veal for supporting CLIC Sargent with the bucket collection; they are all fantastic members of our volunteering team and showed real enthusiasm about the charity to the Pirate supports.
“The money that the Cornish Pirates have helped raise could pay for a CLIC Sargent Nurse’s time for three days, so that they can coordinate clinical and non-clinical care for children with cancer, to maximise the amount of time they can safely spend at home, and ensure that treatments can be given closer to home where possible.”
Find out more
If you would like to volunteer for CLIC Sargent at a Cornish Pirates game, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Jordan Anderton on 07876 653 829 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.