Rosie Lewis held a ‘Yogathon’ in the Castle grounds in Bude, Cornwall, where participants were asked to make donations. Rosie was helped by three other teachers, starting the day with family yoga and finishing with yoga to a Samba band.
Rosie first heard of CLIC Sargent when she returned to Bude seven years ago, and as a cancer survivor and a mother herself, she was touched by the level of help – physically, emotionally and financially that CLIC Sargent offer families during what is an incredibly hard time. She then began to help with fundraising.
Rosie said: “Just over 12 months ago a dear close friend needed the help of CLIC Sargent when their two year old was diagnosed with cancer.
“I know how supported they felt by CLIC Sargent staff and to this day still benefit from their help each month as they go to Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and share family time with their other two children at CLIC House or Sam’s House.
Making a difference
The money that Rosie has raised could pay for a family to stay in one of CLIC Sargent’s Homes from Home for over two weeks, providing 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.
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Jordan Anderton said: “I would like to thank Rosie and everyone who took part in the ‘Yogathon’ for their support.
“Everyone was extremely generous with their donations and the money raised will make a real difference to the young people CLIC Sargent support. “