In November 2013 at just 19 days old, Lilia was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). She underwent intense chemotherapy for two and a half years, before relapsing in October 2015. She has since been through further chemotherapy, radiotherapy and a bone marrow transplant.
Lilia’s mum, Sharon was so grateful for the support the family received from CLIC Sargent during her daughter’s treatment that she decided to give something back.
Sharon hosted a fantastic charity night at the Broxbourne Rowing Club in Hertfordshire, which included a mini quiz, silent auction, raffle and karaoke!
Sharon said: “We chose CLIC Sargent to raise funds for through a charity night because without them we would've been lost.
“Over the last four years we have had amazing support from the team, from completing forms to providing us with accommodation in one their family homes allowing us to spend time together with Lilia and her older sister, Jasmine.”
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Engagement Manager Charlie Straker said: “I would like to say a massive thank you to Sharon and all those involved in this event. They raised a fantastic amount for CLIC Sargent and worked extremely hard.”
"The money raised from this event could pay for a family to stay in a CLIC Sargent Home from Home for seven weeks.
"These homes save families on average £2,120 and the average stay in a CLIC Sargent Home from Home is 21 days.”