Over the years, Cherie has been involved with many charities. Here are some links to the work she’s been supporting. To read more visit About Cherie.
Welcome to the autumn edition of Spotlight! As always, you can visit our website to read more about any of the stories featured here. If you haven't visited us online lately, please do - we've recently launched our bright, new website, full of information about the support CLIC Sargent provides and with loads of ideas for ways you can get involved.
A day in the life of a Home from Home manager
Verity Jackson-Taylor is the house manager at CLIC House, one of CLIC Sargent's two Homes from Home in Bristol. CLIC House is the first port of call for most families in the South West after they receive news of a childhood cancer diagnosis. Find out how Verity helps families during one of the most difficult times they may ever have to face.
Huge success for Reece's Reading run
Inspired by a little boy called Reece, over 40 runners teamed up to run the Reading Half Marathon, together raising over £15,000 for CLIC Sargent. Reece was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia last December, on his third birthday.
A magazine to shout about
Six children being treated for cancer at Sheffield Children's Hospital have joined forces to help create Shout Out!, a specialist magazine enabling children throughout the UK to share experiences and have their say about cancer and treatment. The magazine was developed as part of CLIC Sargent's participation programme for young cancer patients and survivors.
Stand up and be counted
During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in December, CLIC Sargent will hold its Big Bucket Collection across the UK, and we need volunteers to help us make it happen! Sign up to hold a collection day at a venue near you, and have fun with friends, family or colleagues while helping us to raise £200,000 for young cancer patients and their families.
J D Wetherspoon hits £6 million milestone!
Pub chain J D Wetherspoon has marked 10 years of partnership with CLIC Sargent by announcing that so far they have raised a staggering £6 million for young cancer patients. The money has been raised through generous customer donations and through staff events such as 'KICK for CLIC Sargent', a UK-wide staff football tournament which raised over £350,000 in 2011.
Go to dizzying heights for CLIC Sargent!
We have two exciting abseil challenges coming up early next year! On 23 February, you could be gazing over rooftops as you plunge 75 feet down Fisher Tower in Canterbury. Or join us on 10 March for a thrilling descent down one of London's most iconic buildings, Battersea Power Station. Either way you will be helping to raise vital funds to help us support children and young people with cancer, and their families.
Call for Christmas e-card creativity
Our annual 'design a Christmas e-card' competition for ages four to 16 is now open for entries. We have some great prizes to give away, and the winner will see their design published online in time for Christmas! Entries must be received by 12 November 2012. Good luck!
Happy Birthday, Payroll Giving!
Payroll Giving is celebrating its 25th year, with almost 6,000 supporters giving to CLIC Sargent through their salary. If you don't already, please consider supporting us with a regular tax free gift through Payroll Giving, and make a difference to children and young people with cancer every payday.
Every day 10 children and young people are told that they have cancer. CLIC Sargent is the UK's leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. We provide clinical, practical and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. We rely on the support of individuals and companies to continue to provide these essential services. For more information, please visit our website.