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The people of Ashcott have raised in access of £10,000 for CLIC Sargent over the last 20 yrs or so. The annual Christmas Card Delivery Scheme was started in the early 1990's and has continued to generate between £600-£800 over the last few years getting nearer to the £1000 mark each year. Dates for this years collection in December will be on posted around the village and in "Whats On" closer to the time.
Every day 10 families are told that their child has cancer. Diagnosis often comes as a shock. Treatment usually starts straightaway and can last up to three years.
As the children’s cancer charity, CLIC Sargent is there… with clinical, practical and emotional support, every step of the way.
What do they do?
They are there to help as many children and young people as possible survive cancer and make the most of their lives
- They help the whole family cope with the trauma of cancer, life after treatment and, in some cases, with bereavement
- They make sure that young people with cancer and their families can speak out about their needs and get involved in how they meet them
CLIC Sargent was formed in 2005 after a successful merger between CLIC and Sargent Cancer Care for Children. Both had a rich history of excellent care and support and together they are stronger and more effective providing more for more children and young people with cancer and their families.
- Sargent Cancer Care for Children - founded in 1968 by Sylvia Darley OBE as a lasting memory to the late Sir Malcolm Sargent.
- CLIC - Cancer and Leukaemia in Childhood - founded in 1976 in the South West by Bob Woodward following the death of his young son to cancer.