Team Becky smashes £10,000 target!

Staff and regulars at The Village Inn, Longframlington chose CLIC Sargent as their charity of the year at the start of 2015 and smashed their £10,000 fundraising target, raising £13,942 for the charity.

Team Becky smashes £10,000 target!

The fundraising took on new momentum when the pub's 21-year-old barmaid Becky Cole was diagnosed with cancer a week later. Becky has been supported by CLIC Sargent Social Worker Jo Tindle at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.

Staff and customers held a series of fundraising events and challenges to raise money, including a gruelling ‘triathlon’ that saw them climb Ben Nevis, canoe the Caledonian Canal and cycle back to the start - all within 48 hours.

Huge support

At the final cheque presentation in January, Becky said: “CLIC Sargent has been amazing, not just in helping me, but my family and partner too.”

Reflecting on how much better she is feeling now, Becky said: “I’m just glad to be back to normal. It hasn’t even felt like a bad experience because treatment is so good these days and because of the support I’ve had.

"It definitely hasn’t been a traumatic experience because the community spirit has shown the brighter side of things.”

Greatly appreciated

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Dee Tyler said: “When I first met Terry, the landlord of the pub, and he said he wanted to raise £10,000, I thought ‘come on, it’s a small pub in a village!’ - little did I know!

"They have done so well and I want them all to know just how much it is appreciated.”

Find out more

To find out how you or your company can help to support CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Dee Tyler on 07767 621 705 or email: