Sophie and Daisy support young cancer patients

Two pupils of Homesland Primary School in Torquay have been busy fundraising for CLIC Sargent as part of their Civic Award, raising an amazing £439.

Sophie and Daisy, both in their final year of primary school, set themselves a swimming challenge of continuously swimming for one hour which they completed in April, swimming 81 lengths of their local pool.

Alongside raising sponsorship for their challenge, the girls have been keeping themselves busy running cake sales at school.

Daisy’s mum Sara said: “We received support from CLIC Sargent when Daisy was younger, so I was so pleased when Daisy decided to support them during her Civic Award.

"I am so proud of Daisy and Sophie for what they have achieved; they have worked so hard and have done an amazing job.”

Making a difference

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Jordan Anderton said: "Daisy and Sophie have done an amazing job and have raised a huge amount of money for CLIC Sargent and the families we support. I really hope they feel proud of the difference they have made.

“The money that Daisy and Sophie have raised could pay for a CLIC Sargent Nurse’s time for two days. They coordinate clinical and non-clinical care for children with cancer, to maximise the amount of time they can safely spend at home, and ensure that treatments can be given closer to home where possible.”

Find out more

To find out how you could organise your own event for CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Jordan Anderton on 07876 653 829 or email: