CLIC Sargent, the charity which fights for young lives struck by cancer in the UK, receives incredible support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery and invited the charity lottery team along to volunteer and learn more about its work.
In 2016, players of People’s Postcode Lottery raised £2,556,254 for the charity.
Visiting the house on March 1, the seven People’s Postcode Lottery volunteers helped out with jobs around the garden and spent time with house staff learning about the support the home provides.
Volunteer Diane Goodwin said: “We had a fantastic day. We got a few blisters from the gardening, but it was a lovely day in the sunshine. The garden will be a lovely place for the children and families when they are able to get out and about.
“Such amazing work is done at Marion’s House. I learned a lot about the charity that I didn’t know and am sharing my stories with colleagues.”
House Manager Tracy Rodger said: “The volunteers came for a springtime spruce up, including weeding, pruning and planting. They filled tubs with spring flowers, tulips, daffodils, iris and helped pot up several spider plant babies to help us bring the outdoors indoors and freshen up our foyer.
“They were so willing and hard-working and the weather was kind here in ‘Sunny Govan’. They did such a great job that we have asked them to dust off their wellies and come back again.”
Today, 11 more children and young people will hear the devastating news they have cancer. CLIC Sargent is there to help families limit the damage cancer causes beyond their health. To find out more visit www.clicsargent.org.uk
For more information on the support provided by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, visit https://www.postcodelottery.co.uk/good-causes/charities/clic-sargent