A flash of pink across Somerset

A group of teenagers flash-mobbed their way across Somerset to raise awareness for children and young people with cancer.

A flash of pink across Somerset

17-year-old George Heal from Bridgwater was supported by CLIC Sargent for six months when his younger sister was diagnosed with cancer, and he decided to thank the charity by doing something to encourage people to fundraise for families like his.

George said: “When my sister Libby was diagnosed with cancer, CLIC Sargent helped by providing a social worker, and helping her continue with her education when she was ill."

As part of National Citizen Service, George and his friends broke into dance in Yeovil, Street, and Sherborne throughout July, bringing CLIC Sargent to the attention of a huge number of people.

They ended the month with a fundraising concert at Westlands Social Club in Yeovil, complete with stalls, games, and raffle prizes.

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Hannah Worrall said: “Organising the flash mob was so exciting, and it was wonderful that George and his friends at the National Citizen Service did so much to help raise awareness for CLIC Sargent in Somerset – even in some awful weather!

“September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month so we want to spread the message as far as possible."

Find out more

To find out how you can organise your own event for CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Hannah Worrall on 0117 314 8630or email: hannah.worrall@clicsargent.org.uk.