Young lives struck by cancer will be given extra, vital support thanks to a £1.9 Million donation from players of People's Postcode Lottery to support charity CLIC Sargent.

The incredible total will help to fund the crucial services provided by the charity, which aims to be there from the devastating moment when a family hears a doctor say "It's cancer."

The money will go toward supporting families of young cancer patients like Felix, aged seven, who was supported by CLIC Sargent after being diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia when he was just three years old.

His mother Jayne said, "I don't think we would've made it through without CLIC Sargent. They have not only cared for Felix, they have looked after us all and feel like a very beloved part of our family. They have helped and encouraged us to keep life as normal as possible."

Rachel Kirby-Rider, Director of Income and Engagement at CLIC Sargent, said, "The vital funds raised by players of People's Postcode Lottery will make a huge difference by providing support to young cancer patients and their families when the doctor says "It's cancer."

"This fantastic partnership will help CLIC Sargent provide specialist teams of nurses, social care workers and play specialists, who create a package of immediate support when it’s needed most."

The Head of Charities at People's Postcode Lottery, Clara Govier, said, "We are delighted to be supporting a charity which is making such a difference to the lives of young cancer patients and their families. It is great to think that the support of our players will help to provide such important services."

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Felix (left) with his parents Russell and Jayne, his brother Rudy and dog Casper