Thanks to our players, CLIC Sargent have helped over 7,000 children and young people with cancer
October 15th, 2018
Players of People's Postcode Lottery have raised more than £6.7 Million for charity CLIC Sargent.
This has helped provide support for children and young people with cancer, like 22-year old Olivia Smith.
Olivia was diagnosed with lymphoma in February this year. During her treatment, Olivia has been supported by a CLIC Sargent social worker who visited her shortly after her diagnosis.
Olivia said, "It was like Beth, my CLIC Sargent social worker, was there to catch me when I was diagnosed. She just came in, and sorted everything out so I could just focus on getting better. She got in touch with my University to let them know what was happening and she's helped us financially as well, right at the beginning she gave us a grant to help with travel costs and parking at the hospital."
"Beth also put me in touch with different charities in my area that would help me as well. She comes and sees me as well, just to make sure I'm okay. She just dealt with all the stuff that you don't want to think about when you've just been diagnosed with cancer - she let me focus on getting better, which made a huge difference.
"The money raised from players of People's Postcode Lottery is absolutely brilliant, and will help make sure that the children and young people who have cancer will have someone like Beth there to catch them as well."
Last year alone, player support helped CLIC Sargent reach over 7,000 children and young people with cancer. It provided them and their families with practical, emotional and financial support.
Rachel Kirby-Rider, Director of Income and Engagement at CLIC Sargent, said, "For many families, from the moment the doctor says 'it's cancer', normal life stops. Being there to provide the emotional, financial and practical support families need to navigate through what comes next, and help to limit the damage cancer does, beyond their health is absolutely vital.
"£6 Million is an incredible amount of money, all of which will ensure we can continue support for the thousands of children and young people with cancer, and their families, throughout the UK. We can't thank players enough."
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