Flying High for CLIC Sargent

Pilots and staff at Henstridge Airfield in Somerset took more than 30 children and young people with cancer to the skies in planes and helicopters.

Family Fun at Henstridge Airfield

Families from Dorset and the South West had a great day at Henstridge Airfield on Friday 25 July at another successful CLIC Sargent Family Fun Day.

It is always a popular event and open to families who are being supported by CLIC Sargent.

Whilst waiting for their chance to take to the skies, families were treated to a day of fun, food and entertainment all provided by the generosity and support of Sturminster Newton Rotary.

Scout groups from Blandford and Bournemouth were also in attendance and showed great work ethic, ensuring all families were given a day they won't forget for years.

Club President, Mike Wood, said: "It was a great honour and privilege for us to be involved in such a worthwhile cause. To see the joy on the faces of the children and the adults was a complete reward in itself."

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Farah Batchelor, said: "I was completely overwhelmed by how amazing the day was. The support we got from Henstridge Airfield, the pilots, Sturminster Newton Rotary and of course the scouts was fantastic.

"They all gave up their time and money to make sure 30 families had the time of their life I cant thank them all enough. It was a hugely awe-inspiring and emotional day."

Find out more

For more information on how you can organise your own event in aid of CLIC Sargent please contact, Farah Batchelor on 02380 514043 or email: