Local ladies from Guernsey organised a very successful fundraiser for children and young people with cancer, raising £3,877 with their recent Sing, swing and sparkle evening.
Local residents and visitors to Guernsey were dazzled by the talented musicians and dancers in St James Concert and Assembly Hall, St. Peter Port.
Claire Mahy and Corinne Connolly wanted to raise vitally needed funds for CLIC Sargent, while putting on a really fun evening. The evening really did showcase the amazing talent there is in Guernsey, and included performances from The Arabesque Dance Company, The Guernsey Jazz Orchestra, GADOC, Danceography and Lydia Jane Pugh.
Last year, the charity supported eight children and young people from Guernsey whilst they were undergoing treatment for cancer – all of whom were under the age of 25.
The best night!
Corinne, from Sidney’s Sponsored Events, said: "I was really delighted that everyone enjoyed the evening so much, my favourite comment was from an elderly German visitor who said it was the best night of her life!"
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Engagement Manager Liz Blunt said: "The event organised so well by Corinne and Claire was a huge success, the evening was so memorable and thoroughly enjoyable.
"The nearest Principle Treatment Centre for children and many young people to be treated for cancer in Guernsey is Southampton General Hospital.
"Our team of health and social care staff based there work tirelessly to help families limit the damage causes beyond their health.
"Our home, CLIC Haven, close by to the hospital is offered free of charge to families so they can be together during cancer treatment.
"The funds raised could pay for a family from Guernsey to stay almost four months in CLIC Haven, so we are very grateful to the organisers, everyone taking part and attending the event.”