Evie, a brave big sister from Bridgwater, organised a charity ‘Back to Front’ day at school in support of her baby sister who has cancer.
Chloe was just three months old when she was diagnosed with a Grade II Pilomyxoid Astrocytoma brain tumour in November 2015 and is currently undergoing 18 months of treatment. Chloe, Evie and their family are being supported by CLIC Sargent.
Evie, 10, chose to organise a back to front day at her school, Catcott Primary, to raise valuable funds for CLIC Sargent.
Joanne Garrett, Evie and Chloe’s mum said: “I am so proud that Evie is raising money to support CLIC Sargent’s Home from Home facility.
“These houses are a welcoming, homely place where you and your family can stay close by together whilst your child receives treatment.
“Each family has their own room with access to lounge areas, kitchens and play rooms.
“CLIC Sargent does not charge for these fantastic facilities, however, it costs CLIC Sargent £500 for a family to stay here for two weeks.
“We were lucky enough to stay at one of these houses for two months and frankly would have really struggled without it.
CLIC Sargent has been there for us every step of the way.
Evie has aimed to raise £500 for CLIC Sargent, getting all her school friends to help her along the way!
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Tori Williams said: “It is always lovely to hear how CLIC Sargent’s Home from Home accommodation really is a life line for families going through such a difficult time.
"We are so touched by young Evie’s determination. Well done Evie – you look great!”
Thank you to everyone who has supported baby Chloe and the Garrett family on their journey, if you would like to show your support please visit the Chloe Garrett fundraising page.