Charity of the Week - CLIC Sargent

This week, we have decided to dedicate our ‘Charity of the Week’ slot to CLIC Sargent. A wonderful charity in the heart of Devon and Cornwall, who aim to bring awareness to the unheard struggles that face children with cancer.

So keep reading, and find out how you can help with CLIC Sargent’s Challenge 60!

What do they do?

When cancer strikes young lives, CLIC Sargent helps limit the damage cancer causes beyond their health. Cancer affects every part of life, for the young person and their families – relationships, confidence, money, education, and work.

CLIC Sargent provides specialist support, tailored to help and guide each young cancer patient and their family, the way they need it. CLIC Sargent is on hand to help families with free accommodation, getting benefits, and help with treatment closer to home.

On top of this, CLIC Sargent helps in the day to day, aiding with educational, financial and mental health support.

CLIC Sargent support anyone under the age of 25 who is diagnosed with cancer. Your support will help CLIC Sargent continue to fight for young lives against cancer so they can thrive, and not just survive.

And why do they give their time so selflessly to do it?

Cancer is shocking, overwhelming, isolating and completely unfair – especially when you’re young. It takes over your life. That is why everyone 25 and under with cancer, and their families, are entitled to CLIC Sargent support.

Childhood cancer doesn’t discriminate. Today, 12 more children and young people will hear the devastating news that they have cancer. Families facing childhood cancer are immediately thrown into a terrifying world of surgeries, chemotherapy, needles and appointments.

CLIC Sargent fights tirelessly for children and young people with cancer, often when they feel they can’t. CLIC Sargent do this individually, locally and nationally, so that they can focus on the important things, like getting well.

CLIC Sargent charity of the week at Diggerland
diggerland charity of the week

Challenge60!

Looking for your next challenge? Look no further, CLIC Sargent has the answer. It’s a 60 mile round trip on average for families travelling for cancer treatment when their child has been diagnosed with cancer. This isn’t by choice.

Take on the 60 mile challenge, your way this September and show your support for young lives against cancer.

CLIC Sargent are asking you to take on Challenge60 this September. It’s a 60 mile round trip on average for families travelling for cancer treatment when their child has been diagnosed with cancer. This isn’t by choice.

They are asking you to take on a challenge based around 60 with a suggested fundraising target of £180 (the average monthly cost of getting to and from hospital for our families when treatment is at its most intense).

Your Challenge, your way. Please visit the CLIC Sargent website to find out more about how you can support young cancer patients.

https://www.clicsargent.org.uk/join-our-fight/get-campaigning/childhood-cancer-awareness-month/?fbclid=IwAR1GX1nGr96bse59GVRSv0FuaHvYx27xXFiGN7hQXq_aVttEfOc85dA9c78

If you would like to be considered for Diggerland’s Charity of the Week, please send over some information to donations@diggerland.com.

Tell us a bit about your Charity and why you fund-raise and a member of the team will get back to you.