Max, the sugar-free sweetheart!

Young Max from London made a big decision to give up sugar for the whole month of November through a Noeatsweetember challenge, raising £525 for CLIC Sargent.

Max, the sugar-free sweetheart!

The challenge

Max’s Noeatsweetember challenge included avoiding sweets, fizzy sugary drinks and anything that has refined sugar in it like cakes and biscuits – this is no easy task!

The whole family joined in, giving up sugar to help support Max, even his younger brother Sam got involved.

Max said: “I was worried about children with cancer and thought I could help raise some money by giving up sugar for a month and getting people to sponsor me.

“Mummy and I talked about how I could let people know this was what I was doing, so together we set up a JustGiving page and lots of people from my school, as well as family and friends donated.

"I was so happy when I hit my target of £400, and was even happier when I finished and saw that I raised £525!

“Giving up sugar was hard, especially at birthday parties where there was lots of cake, but it was completely worth it for the children I have helped. I even discovered some new healthy foods along the way! Next year I am planning to do a new challenge.”

A dedicated young man

CLIC Sargent Area Fundraising Manager Elizabeth Charing said: “A huge well done to Max and his family for taking on his Noeatsweetember challenge. It’s wonderful to see Max’s dedication to not only the challenge, but in helping young cancer patients, and their families.

"At the moment we can only help two out of three children and young people diagnosed with cancer. And thanks to supporters like Max we are on our way to reaching as many families as possible.”

Find out more

To find out how you can organise your own challenge for CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Elizabeth Charing on 020 8752 2827 or email: