Newport community raises £890

The Newport community came together for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to raise £890 for children and young people with cancer, and their families.

Guests enjoying the activities at Beechwood Park

On September 13 at Beechwood Park approximately 850 Newport residents came together to have a great day out and raise vital funds for CLIC Sargent.

The event hosted an extremely popular meet and greet with Peppa Pig, face painting, funny photo booth, cake sale, chocolate tombola and chocolate raffle. Gwent Police also provided finger print key rings and badges for children.

Event organiser, Sarah Stone, said: “I have been overwhelmed with the support from the local community and businesses, from chocolate donations for the raffle, to the donations from visitors on the day."

CLIC Sargent have helped my family in the past which I will be eternally grateful for.

Initially organised as a small coffee morning, this fundraiser went from strength to strength as the local community backed its promotion, with the event even being re-tweeted by Newport’s Mayor.

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Hannah Worrall, said: “We are extremely pleased with the outcome of this event, not only raising a great amount of money, but also that the whole community was on board with helping to raise awareness of childhood cancer in South Wales.”

Find out more

For more information on how you can organise your own event, please contact Hannah Worrall on 0117 314 8630 or email: