School gets wiggy with incredible Archie

Children at Preston Primary School in Yeovil got their hats and wigs on in support of fellow pupil Archie to raise funds for children and young people with cancer.

Preston Primary has chosen CLIC Sargent as its Charity of the Year for 2015, and joined in with CLIC Sargent’s annual fundraising campaign Wig Wednesday.

Archie, a pupil at the school, was diagnosed with cancer in 2013. CLIC Sargent supported his family and provided accommodation in CLIC House, one of its Homes from Home in Bristol, helping them stay together during a very difficult time.

Sam, Archie’s mum, knew straight away that she wanted to help others by giving back to the Home from Home and so the ‘Incredible Archie Fund’ was born!

Lots of people got involved, with several marathon runs and lots of individual donations, all totalling over £1,600.

Sam said: “CLIC Sargent has supported us since the moment Archie was diagnosed. CLIC House was a godsend for our family, it meant we could all be together in an extremely difficult time.

“We have continued support from the local CLIC Sargent Nurse on a weekly basis as Archie's treatment is three years long in total.

"He is our incredible Arch and amazes us everyday, thank you to everyone for their continued support.”

Incredible Arch

Archie was three years old when he was diagnosed and the family spent seven weeks at CLIC House, where the staff nicknamed Archie 'Incredible Arch' because of how well he dealt with everything and because he is a big fan of the Hulk.

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Hannah Worrall said: “It is so wonderful to see the Yeovil community come together to support Archie and his family through the Incredible Archie Fund.

"One runner even ran a half marathon wearing a Hulk outfit for Archie which is great!

“Thank you to Preston Primary School for their year long fundraising and for getting ‘wiggy’ for Wig Wednesday, CLIC Sargent’s annual fundraising campaign.”

Find out more

To find out how you could start fundraising for CLIC Sargent in support of someone, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Hannah Worrall on 0117 314 8630 or email: hannah.worrall@clicsargent.org.uk.

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