A set of family tickets for popular family festival Camp Bestival were donated to CLIC Sargent, and auctioned to raise money for children and young people with cancer.
The live auction took place at Jessica’s Glitter Ball, an event organised by Alexa Groft, Kate Harvey and Sam Warburton, all from Newton Abbott. Toby Leslie was the lucky winner of the tickets.
The namesake of the Glitter Ball, Jessica, is Alexa’s two-year-old daughter who was diagnosed with a brain tumour last spring.
Alexa said that CLIC Sargent has helped her family a lot since Jessica’s diagnosis and their CLIC Sargent Social Worker Heather has been an ‘absolute lifeline’ for them.
Alexa’s friend Kate was also offered a London Marathon place with CLIC Sargent last year and so together they decided to organise this event to fundraise for her place and give something back.
Alexa said: “The Camp Bestival tickets sold on the night at Jessica’s Glitter Ball and contributed to the £7,000 raised after being auctioned off in our live auction, hosted by Ian Caunter of Kivells.
“Ian really got the crowd going and people digging deep. There were auction lots large and small but they all helped us in making Jessica’s Glitter Ball a huge success in raising as much money as possible for CLIC Sargent.
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Joy Morley said: “The family ticket, which admits two adults and four children, was kindly donated by Emma Russo, one of the organisers of Camp Bestival.
“Emma was delighted to be able to support our charity and knowing that the tickets have helped us raise so much money is fantastic. I am sure the lucky winners will have a fantastic intergalactic time at this year’s themed festival 2016."