Lauren Blake, from Whitchurch, Hampshire recently took part in the Big Buzz campaign for CLIC Sargent and has raised almost £3,000. Her niece Ivy, four, is undergoing treatment for cancer at Southampton General Hospital and her family are being supported by CLIC Sargent.
Lauren said: “I'm so very pleased to have been able do something wonderful for families like mine, Ivy is my hero, I am extremely proud of her for everything that she going through.
"I also think that to have a strong support network like CLIC Sargent is priceless! I know they have been a shoulder for my sister and voice to guide her through tough times.”
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Engagement Manager Liz Blunt said: “There’s no rhyme or reason why someone gets cancer when they are young and it is such a difficult time for families which is why we want to be there as much as the family want us to be.
"Our staff at Southampton General Hospital are very experienced and provide as well as practical, clinical and emotional support, also financial support.
"We don’t receive any government funding for this vital service, so it’s thanks to tremendous supporters like Lauren that we can support families and young people with cancer.
"Lauren has done so well with raising vitally needed funds for us to be able to support young people and their families.”
Want to help?
If you are interested in fundraising, campaigning or volunteering in the CLIC Sargent charity shops in Eastleigh or Shirley, please contact Liz Blunt on 07944 696 858 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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To find out how you can fundraise or volunteer for CLIC Sargent in Hampshire please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Liz Blunt on 07944 696 858 or email: email@example.com