The Kernow Campaigners from St Austell in Cornwall have raised over £5,000 for children and young people with cancer.
The Kernow Campaigners have spent the year organising a variety of events from bucket collections to race nights to raise money for both CLIC Sargent and Children’s Hospice South West and invited representatives from both charities to their bi-annual race night at St Austell RFC to receive the donations.
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Jordan Anderton said: “In July they donated £1,000 to CLIC Sargent and on race night we received a further £1,100! The selfless work this group do is absolutely amazing and I cannot thank them enough.”
This is the second year the Kernow Campaigners have supported CLIC Sargent and they have now raised an incredible £5,250 for children and young people with cancer and their families.
Gillian Cirullo, the Kernow Campaigners treasurer, said: “A typical Kernow Campaigner's year consists of the ever popular monthly quiz and raffle, coffee mornings twice a year, a grand tombola event and race nights twice a year. It is very busy.
“Since Kernow Campaigners inception over 20 years ago the aim was to help make children and their families lives easier. Over that period and to date the sum of £36,000 has been donated to a number of charities.
“We are very pleased to be able to support CLIC Sargent and help them continue to provide vital support for families going through a childhood cancer.”
Jordan said: “We were extremely grateful to have had the support of the Kernow Campaigners last year and to get their support again was amazing.
"They work tirelessly in the community to raise money for two charities supporting young people going through serious illnesses and their families. They are such generous individuals.
"I would like to thank everyone involved with the Kernow Campaigners for their support but also thank everyone who has supported them. I really hope they feel proud of themselves for making such a difference to young people and their families.”
Make a difference
The Kernow campaigners have now raised £5,250 for CLIC Sargent, which could fund a room in a CLIC Sargent Home from Home for 159 nights. CLIC Sargent’s Homes from Home provide 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.