Posted on Monday 20 January 2020

in News

Street artist Bambi designs exclusive t-shirt in aid of young people with cancer

CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, has collaborated with one of Britain’s best-known street artists Bambi, to create a limited edition t-shirt for World Cancer Day 2020.

The t-shirt has been launched as part of CLIC Sargent’s World Cancer Day campaign, which this year is highlighting the disruption a cancer diagnosis has on the lives of children and young people, and the unique support that CLIC Sargent provides. The image, which is in Bambi’s trademark stencil design, depicts a young person being lifted up and supported by others, with the phrase ‘Together We Rise’.

Bambi said: “It’s been a great experience working alongside CLIC Sargent to create this T-Shirt for their World Cancer Day campaign. The idea of the boy being lifted by his friends crowd surfing came from the work they do with young people and how the young people also support and nurture each other within the charity, during their shared experience of cancer.”

“The work CLIC Sargent does is so important. Cancer is shit and can stop children and young people’s lives in their tracks, and that is what CLIC Sargent’s World Cancer Day campaign is about, showing the horrid disruption children and young people can experience after their diagnosis, as well as the unique support CLIC Sargent provides.”

Rachel Kirby-Rider, Director of Income and Engagement at CLIC Sargent, said: “Collaborating with Bambi on this t-shirt has been fantastic. She’s known for creating really iconic images and we absolutely love the design she’s come up with! Cancer disrupts every aspect of a young person’s life, it stops them doing the things most take for granted such as having fun with your friends, going to your school prom, or going to university and getting a degree. Bambi’s design really captures the support a young person who has had their life disrupted by cancer needs. Not only from the hospital teams and CLIC Sargent, but also from other young people who have a shared experience of cancer.”

The organic cotton t-shirts are £20 and will be available until 9 February from www.weareprintsocial.com/clic-sargent. All profits go to CLIC Sargent.

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Notes to editors

World Cancer Day 2020 takes place on 4 February, more information can be found here: https://www.clicsargent.org.uk/join-our-fight/get-fundraising/world-cancer-day/

For more information or images please contact Alison Millar at CLIC Sargent (020 8752 2902 / alison.millar@clicsargent.org.uk)

About cancer in children and young people
Today, 12 more children and young people in the UK will hear the devastating news that they have cancer. Treatment normally starts immediately, is often given many miles from home and can last for up to three years. Although survival rates are over 80%, cancer remains the single largest cause of death from disease in children and young people in the UK.

About CLIC Sargent
When cancer strikes young lives CLIC Sargent helps families limit the damage cancer causes beyond their health. CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading charity for young cancer patients and their families. We provide specialist support, to help and guide each young cancer patient and their family. We will fight tirelessly for them, individually, locally and nationally. For more information, visit www.clicsargent.org.uk

Note to sub editors
Please note that the name ‘CLIC Sargent’ should not be abbreviated to CLIC, and that the word ‘CLIC’ should always appear in capitals, as above.

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