For a number of years the CLIC Sargent Social Care team at the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI), Newcastle has held a stall to coincide with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, raising both awareness and funds.
This year was no different. The team received many generously donated tombola and raffle prizes after searching far and wide amongst their friends, family and colleagues at the hospital.
A family currently being supported by CLIC Sargent also donated lots of prizes which they had received from their family and friends. One grandmother of a child currently being treated at the RVI donated a beautiful handmade quilt.
Local companies Procter and Gamble, Benton, kindly donated a bag full of goodies and Costco, Gateshead, donated a Scalextric.
An incredible £833 was raised on the day with more money still to come in.
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Dee Tyler said: “The CLIC Sargent Social Care team at the RVI are not only great at their job but they are also wonderful fundraisers and are obviously very well respected in the hospital environment and by the families they support.
“They put a great deal of effort into organising and running the stall and it’s paid off.
“I want to thank everyone involved; they are truly superstars in my eyes.”