Our partnership with CLIC Sargent
Cancer doesn’t discriminate. Today, 11 more children and young people will hear the devastating news that they have cancer. From diagnosis, CLIC Sargent’s specialist care teams will step in, ready to help, support and guide. They will provide a specialist package of support tailored to each young cancer patient and family.
CLIC Sargent fights tirelessly for children and young people with cancer, often when they feel they can’t. We do this individually, locally and nationally, so that they can focus on the important things, like getting well. And if the worst happens, we will work with bereaved families to get them support, to help them cope with their emotional pain.
Having lost one of our team mates to leukaemia in 2008 we wanted to get involved with the charity by raising money and awareness on their behalf, and have been doing so proudly ever since.
Since the start of the partnership the Godfathers have raised over £35,000 for CLIC Sargent.
"We are so proud and grateful to have the loyal support of the Godfathers for the last 20 years. Their passion for supporting young lives facing cancer is astounding and their commitment in providing the vital funds needed to reach as many of these young cancer patients as possible is relentless.
“At the moment we can only support two out of three young people who need us. We want to give all young cancer patients and their families the support they need from CLIC Sargent, for as long as they need it. We can only do this with help from our dedicated supporters, like the Godfathers. Join the CLIC Sargent Godfathers in the fight and stop cancer destroying young lives.”
Rachel Webster – Local Fundraising Manager at CLIC Sargent
Our relationship with CLIC Sargent began with Robbie Stuart who was a larger than life and hugely popular rugby stalwart who doubled in his spare time as the much loved break dancing Bristol Rugby mascot ‘Brizzly bear’.
Robbie certainly embodied the core Godfather values as a committed player on the pitch and a great ambassador off it. When Robbie lost his brave year long battle against leukaemia in 2008, aged only 28, it was decided that best tribute to Robbie would be to continue his legacy by promoting his chosen charity CLIC Sargent and by seeking to raise funds and awareness on their behalf.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Robbie's passing and 10 years of our relationship with CLIC Sargent during which time we have done u[our best to raise funds and awareness on behalf of the charity.