Thank you for your support!
Whether you’ve worn a wig to work, voted for your company to work with us, climbed a mountain, signed up to a Direct Debit or volunteered for us, we couldn’t deliver our vital services without your help.
10 years of CLIC Sargent
It’s been 10 years since CLIC and Sargent Cancer Care for Children came together to form CLIC Sargent.
During that time, we’ve supported thousands of children and young people with cancer, and their families, through some of the most difficult times imaginable.
And the reason we’ve been able to do it is you. Every penny you’ve raised, every hour you’ve given, has helped us change the lives of young cancer patients and their families.
It’s entirely thanks to your generosity that we can:
- Provide clinical, practical and emotional support to young cancer patients and their families
- Enable families to stay together during treatment at one of our 10 CLIC Sargent Homes from Home
- Offer financial support like grants and benefits information
Now we’re looking forward to the next 10 years. And we know there’s more to do.
Sadly, we can only reach two out of the three young people who need us. And we know that we can’t be there for as long as many children and families need us to be to help them get their lives back on track after cancer. That needs to change.
We want to be there for people like Jordan. Diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma just after her 21st birthday, she’s just one example of someone we couldn’t reach early enough.
She explains: "I was overwhelmed by the whole thing. You have plans in your life – then they all get taken away.
"My family were brilliant but my friends weren’t. A lot couldn’t handle it. Initially, when I was having chemotherapy, I didn’t know about CLIC Sargent.
"It wasn’t the nicest feeling thinking there wasn’t any support out there. I was a young girl having chemotherapy on an adult ward and there were no people my age to talk to – they were all older people who didn’t relate to me at all.
"I found out about CLIC Sargent towards the end of my treatment and Rachel, my CLIC Sargent Social Worker, was brilliant.
"She came to my house and met me in town. It would have been great to have met Rachel sooner, especially as she was able to introduce me to other young people with cancer.
"It would have been good to have someone on the end of the phone from the beginning."
"It’s important for every child or young person to know about CLIC Sargent because the odds are you don’t know another young person with cancer."
To the next 10 years
We hope you’ll join us for the next 10 years – and help us change what it means to be diagnosed with cancer when you’re young.