How CLIC Sargent helps young cancer patients
Last year CLIC Sargent helped 5,500
families in the UK.
It provided 4,955 grants, totalling more than £750,000.
The charity provided accommodation for an average of 100
families a month so they could be nearer specialist hospitals.
Last year, 346 families enjoyed a free break at Malcolm Sargent
House, CLIC Sargent's holiday home in Scotland, at a cost to the
charity of around £1,500 per family.
Around 100 families enjoyed a free break in a CLIC Sargent
caravan, which are located at holiday parks across the UK, at a
cost to the charity of around £300 per family
It costs CLIC Sargent around £3,750 to support each child or
young person through treatment. Lack of funds means CLIC Sargent
can only help two out of three young people with cancer.
CLIC Sargent funds more than 30 nurses, including two who work
in Medway as part of the Children Outreach and Specialist Team
They reduce the amount of time children spend in hospital by
visiting them at home to take blood for tests and sometimes give
chemotherapy. They offer practical and emotional support.
Sargent also employs 100 social workers, like Sarah Houghton, who
is based at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London, where Emily
Loughrey was cared for before she died.
Sarah (pictured) is
responsible for supporting patients aged 16 to 24 and their
families, including Emily, her parents and younger sister
It was through talking to Sarah
that Matt decided he wanted to raise money for CLIC Sargent after
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