The Everyman Theatre Company and 11 year old Sophie, who was diagnosed with leukaemia last year, have raised over £5,000 for CLIC Sargent.
The Everyman Theatre Company was keen to raise money for the charity after a CLIC Sargent volunteer visited Sophie at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children when she was diagnosed.
The group has held a collection for CLIC Sargent after each performance of the group's recent musical production of Guys and Dolls.
Sophie’s mum, Lesley, said: "Sophie has always loved acting, and she was quite determined to go back in January this year. Obviously, after she was diagnosed, she could no longer do gymnastics and other strenuous exercise, but she wanted to keep going with the theatre. I'm incredibly proud of her."
Sophie said: "I love acting. I really enjoy music and theatre. The staff at the Everyman are really friendly, and I have made a lot of new friends there."
The groups fundraising total has now reached over £5,000, with friends and family holding concerts, shaving their hair and taking part in running and cycle events.
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager, Ceris Bradley said; “It’s amazing to see everyone taking part in these different events to show their support for Sophie and her family and what a fantastic amount raised so far!”
The money that Sophie and the Everyman Theatre Company have raised, could pay for 2,000 copies of CLIC Sargent’s magazine Shout Out! for children aged seven to 13 – supporting them during and after treatment and helping them feel less isolated.
Find out more
To find out how you or your group can help raised funds for CLIC Sargent, please contact Ceris Bradley on 0117 314 8630 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.