Local football club rally to raise money in support of CLIC Sargent

Peasedown Albion Youth Football Club has hosted a family fun day to raise £500 in support children and young people with cancer, and their families.

Local football club rally to raise money in support of CLIC Sargent

CLIC Sargent is a cause that is very close to the hearts of the team members, after one of the young players was diagnosed with leukaemia earlier this year.

Club Chairman, Lisa Smith, said: “As a club we have been working very hard to help CLIC Sargent. They do a brilliant job and deserve all our support.

"The children have been visited by Alison, a CLIC Sargent Specialist Nurse who spoke to them about what the charities do to help them understand what their friend is going through.”

The day started at 6am with the first throws of a 12 hour darts marathon. There was entertainment for all the family with a beer tent and BBQ, stalls, a bouncy castle, football tournament and an evening auction.

Guests also took part in a prize raffle, with prizes including ones that were donated by Manchester United Football Club, Jenson Button, Yeovil Town's footballer, Ashley Barnes, as well various prizes and vouchers from local businesses.

The fun filled event finished with a Bullseye-style quiz with former Darts World Champion, Mike Gregory.

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager, Kiren Fernandes said: “The local club has had some fantastic support for the event from local businesses, individuals and football clubs which is really fantastic to see.

The money they have raised could pay for a CLIC Sargent Specialist Nurse, like Alison for two days, providing much needed emotional and practical support to families who have a child with cancer."

Find out more 

To find out how you can raise funds for children and young people with cancer, please contact Kiren Fernandes on 0117 311 2620 or email: kiren.fernandes@clicsargent.org.uk.