A team of fundraisers in Guernsey developed a voluntary fundraising group in 2010 and this group has now raised over £75,000 for CLIC Sargent.
Highlights include the group’s fundraising efforts securing a charity partnership with Saffery Champness, one of the largest independent providers of fiduciary services on Guernsey.
This partnership to support CLIC Sargent’s work was launched in April 2012 and has gone on to raise over £30,000. Members of the Saffery Champness team now also sit on the fundraising group’s committee, including Saffery Champness director Lisa Vizia, as well as staff members Karen Meagher, Joe Smale, Rachel Bridle and Jane Torode.
The fundraising group and Saffery Champness have worked together on many fundraising events. This includes the successful “Fifty Shades of Early Grey” tea and indulgence party held at the Duke of Richmond Hotel in March 2013.
The sell-out event offered guests a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival, an extravagant tea and a chance to wander around all the offerings in the area of indulgence. These included mini manicures, make up consultations and massages, as well as homemade cakes, home and house ware, handbags, jewellery and shoes.
The fundraising event raised £8,000 and saw staff from Saffery Champness working hard with the voluntary fundraising group to ensure the afternoon was a great success.
How the group began
Belinda Netherton, Chair of the CLIC Sargent Guernsey fundraising group says: “I decided to fundraise for CLIC Sargent in Guernsey after losing my youngest son Alex to leukaemia, and having been able to stay in CLIC Sargent’s Home from Home in Southampton, CLIC Haven, during Alex’s treatment.
“I began fundraising with my family and friends helping me with small fundraising events. Three years ago we had grown big enough to form a voluntary fundraising group and I was elected as Chair. I am lucky to have a great team around me and we were delighted to be chosen by Saffery Champness as their Charity Partner of the Year two years ago. They are supporting our fundraising on Guernsey for the next three years.
“There is a lot more we want to achieve here to raise more money for CLIC Sargent’s vital work supporting children and young people with cancer, and their families. We are extremely grateful for all the support we receive for our fundraising from families in Guernsey and this will continue to be important as we look to grow and raise even more money to help CLIC Sargent.”