Throughout the 2015/16 season the Cornish Pirates came together with their supporters to raise £2,557 for CLIC Sargent.
This fantastic amount was raised from games against Jersey, Bristol and London Welsh, where CLIC Sargent volunteers held bucket collections at Mennaye Fields throughout match day.
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Jordan Anderton said: “The Pirates have been incredibly supportive and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in this achievement.
“Not only did they raise a huge amount of money for us, but they were always happy to help promote the charity, our campaigns such as Wig Wednesday and, what amazed me most, was the great support they gave to the families currently using CLIC Sargent services.”
Going above and beyond
Jordan continued: “The Cornish Pirates went above and beyond by offering CLIC Sargent supported families free tickets, including Charlie, a young lad who loves his rugby and was receiving treatment in Bristol.
“When they played Bristol away, a few of the boys dropped by to see Charlie and gave him a signed shirt before inviting him and his family down to the game against Ealing where we had our cheque presentation.
“This is a perfect example of how generous the club are in supporting local charities and locals, like Charlie; a number of the players stayed out after the game to see how he was doing with Tom Channon staying for about half an hour.”
Making a difference
The £2,557 that the Cornish Pirates raised could fund a room in one of CLIC Sargent’s Homes from Home for 77 nights, providing free self-catering accommodation near to specialist children’s cancer treatment centres, which are often many miles from a family’s own home. Staying in a Home from Home ensures a family can be close to their child during treatment.
An average stay in a home from home is 23 days which could result in this donation funding three families to stay closer to their child.
Jordan added: “The Cornish Pirates supporters, staff and volunteers have been fantastic. They have been extremely generous with their donation and very welcoming. Thank you all again for your support and best of luck this season. ”
Phil Westren, Cornish Pirates media liaison officer said: “As mentioned when we announced last year that CLIC Sargent would be our chosen charity for the 2015/16 season, it is one so very worthy.
“Our players and generous supporters know the range of support that CLIC Sargent provides, which is fantastic, helping young patients and their families in such a positive and caring way.
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.