Adopstar, an advertising company based in Cullumpton, are a corporate partner of CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people.
The company went the extra mile by setting up a special day for local families with Premiership champions Exeter Chiefs.
11 families, all who have been supported by CLIC Sargent, went along to Sandy Park for an exclusive behind the scenes tour.
The families got their hands on the coveted Premier League trophy, met prop Ben Moon, who hosted a Q&A, and even got a kick around on the training pitch.
Kelly Tompkins, whose son Connor has just finished treatment for a brain tumour, said: “CLIC Sargent excelled again today. We had a fabulous tour around the stadium with Andy who was simply brilliant; he was great with the children and knew his stuff.
"Ben Moon was a lovely man; he gave up his time for free and smiled throughout. Thank you Adopstar and CLIC Sargent, everyone had the best day which they will not forget.”
Connor Tompkins, 14, said: “Today wasn’t something that comes around everyday, it felt like a once in a lifetime opportunity.
"Andy and Ben were brilliant and it was so kind of them to give their time for free. It has really inspired me to take a run our on the rugby field again, with everything that has happened I had forgotten how much I enjoyed it. Thank you CLIC Sargent and those at Adopstar.”
Adopstar has raised £6,325 since 2015 for CLIC Sargent, which supported the families through social workers who provide practical, emotional and financial support from the point of diagnosis.
Theresa Benson, Managing Director at Adopstar, said: “Myself and all the team at Adopstar are proud to support such an amazing charity as CLIC Sargent.
"The families we get to meet are all so grateful for what we do and its lovely to put a smile on their faces.
"It's nice to be able to organise an event which hopefully they can look back after such a traumatic time and remember some nice experiences.”
CLIC Sargent Fundraising and Engagement Manager Jordan Anderton said: “We can’t thank Adopstar and Exeter Chiefs enough for helping to make this day to remember possible.
"Thanks to their support, they have helped to create some special memories for these families and help young people to thrive not just survive after their cancer diagnosis.”
Find out more
To find out how you could support CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Jordan Anderton on 07876 653 829 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.