Donate unwanted gifts for young cancer patients

CLIC Sargent’s Eastleigh charity shop is calling on locals to donate their unwanted Christmas gifts to help raise money for children and young people with cancer. This January, locals are being encouraged to take unwanted gifts, clothes or homeware along to the CLIC Sargent shop in Eastleigh to help the charity raise much needed funds to help the charity provide vital support to young cancer patients and their families. CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people with cancer, providing vital financial, practical and emotional support to help them from the moment the doctor says ‘it’s cancer’. Research from CLIC Sargent shows that families spend an average £600 extra a month when a child or young person is diagnosed with cancer, leaving many families under huge financial strain, with many relying on borrowing from family and friends, credit cards or charity grants. Emilie Debbonaire, Stock Management Executive at CLIC Sargent, said:
‘The New Year is always a good opportunity to have a clear out, so why not donate some of those unwanted things to a fantastic cause. CLIC Sargent’s shops rely completely on donations and every penny raised goes towards helping young cancer patients. ‘When a child is diagnosed with cancer, it is devastating. CLIC Sargent is there for families, providing the vital support they need throughout their child’s treatment, from emotional support to financial grants. All of the money we raise in our shops ensures we can continue to be there for families.’