Darlington Scout group supports CLIC Sargent

The Scouts set about fundraising for CLIC Sargent to show their support for one of their members who had been treated for cancer.

Darlington Scout group supports CLIC Sargent

Zoe, 14, was diagnosed with cancer in 2010, having been helped by CLIC Sargent throughout her treatment.

She rallied her fellow Explorer Scouts and Scouts and set them the challenge of raising money for CLIC Sargent by trying to cycle the distance between Big Ben and Edinburgh Castle on static bikes.

The Harrogate Hill Explorer Scouts and the 9th Darlington Scouts Troupe were put through their paces in the Dolphin Centre in Darlington where they more then achieved their challenge, cycling even further then Edinburgh Castle.

So far they have raised £572 but that figure could still go up. 

The difference

Zoe’s mum Tracy said: “I’m really proud of Zoe for organising this with her fellow Explorer Scouts.

My family have seen the difference CLIC Sargent makes to the lives of children and young people with cancer. 

"In our case they helped us access benefits and supported not only Zoe, but also her little sister through what was a very confusing time.

"Zoe is now getting back to her usual self including getting involved with sports.”

Zoe said: “There are no words that can describe how I felt during that time but I can say I was scared and confused.

"CLIC Sargent helped me and my family through this time by providing us with books and me with the answers I needed.”

To show your support for the group in their challenge, please visit their official Just Giving page.

Find out more

To find out how you can organise your own event for CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Dee Tyler on 07767 621 705 or email: dee.tyler@clicsargent.org.uk