Over £2,000 raised in support of 18-month-old Matilda

Suffolk resident, Alison Stark has raised £2,020 for CLIC Sargent in support of her neighbour's daughter who was diagnosed with cancer.

Over £2,000 raised in support of 18-month-old Matilda

Alison wanted to do something to help her neighbour, Jade, after her 18-month-old daughter Matilda was diagnosed with a Wilms tumour.

Jade and her husband, Raymond were provided with support by CLIC Sargent and suggested that Alison organised a small fundraising event in aid of the charity.

Jade said: “Our world crumbled when Matilda first got diagnosed and we didn't really have much of an understanding of childhood cancer, as you rarely hear about it.

Then we met Matilda's CLIC Sargent Nurses, who were extremely patient with us and answered all the questions we were firing at them, we really couldn't have got through the past few months without them.”

Alison arranged an all day tea party and fun day at her local church. Over 200 people came and enjoyed the raffle, face painting, 'pyjama drama', magician, bouncy castle and Peppa Pig appearance that Alison organised.

In total, £2,020 was raised on the day which will go toward the new Matilda Seager Fund in aid CLIC Sargent.

Alison said: “I am so pleased we have raised this incredible amount, we had set a target of £500 but we raised that on the raffle alone!

"Thank you to all those wonderful people who provided help both on the day and in the build-up to the event and we are very grateful to local businesses for donating some fantastic raffle prizes and to the entertainers for donating their time. 

"We plan to make this an annual event as it was so popular and a great way to support this important charity.”

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager, Alison Ramsay said: “We want to say a very big thank you to Alison for all the hard work she put into organising her first ever fundraising event, and thank you to all those who supported it so generously.” 

Find out more

To find out how you can help raise funds for children and young people with cancer, please contact Alison on or email: alison.ramsay@clicsargent.org.uk.

Find out how you can support CLIC Sargent in the name of someone special with a Support Me fund.