Coventry volunteers raise over £5,000 in just a few months

A group of volunteers from Coventry have been carrying out bucket collections for the last few months in their local supermarkets, raising a fantastic £5,157 for children and young people with cancer.

Coventry volunteers raise over £5,000 in just a few months

From March to May 2015, Coventry-based volunteer Steve Thakor has spent every spare moment organising bucket collections in his local supermarkets to raise funds for CLIC Sargent.

With the help of a group of women, some volunteering after they saw the work that Steve was doing, and some from Coventry University, they managed to raise a phenomenal amount in just a few months.

Impressed by their fundraising, the Lord Mayor of Coventry Michael Hammon attended the cheque presentation to congratulate all involved.

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Lydia Buckmaster said: “A huge thank you to Steve and everyone involved, whether providing the space for the collection, holding a bucket or donating whatever change you had.

"The original target they set themselves was £1,000 and they have completely excelled themselves. Congratulations to all!”

Find out more

To find out how you could organise your own event for CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Lydia Buckmaster on 01509 673 881 or email: