Angie and her Granary Angels raise £25,000 for CLIC Sargent
- By Elaine Bird
- 15 December 2019
It all started with a dream to raise £1000 in a year from selling books for 50p in aid of CLIC Sargent eight years ago.
Angie Raines had cancer, and while she was undergoing treatment she couldn’t stop thinking about youngsters with cancer and she vowed to do something to help them. At the same time there was some local fundraising for CLIC Sargent so she and her team at The Granary aimed to make £1000 in a year to support this cause.
The rest as they say is history. Apart from raffles, quizzes and coins around the room events, Angie and friends have undertaken parachute jumping and white water rafting, all to raise funds for the charity that fights to stop cancer destroying young lives.
The charity says: “We know everyone is different, so we work hard to help when each child and young person needs it most.
“Those first days, weeks and months after a cancer diagnosis are overwhelming, when young cancer patients are confused, scared and anxious.
“Our care teams provide day-to-day support for each child, young person and family, from information and guidance to clinical care and specialist play during treatment.
“Funds raised directly help the children, young people and their families.”
A target was set to raise £25,000 by Christmas 2019 and that figure was achieved early in December, and as we begin a new decade the fundraising will continue.
Angie said: “The first event in 2020 will be a special Valentine’s Day dinner with raffle on 14th February.
“In the meantime the 50p book sales will continue; we are always looking for people to donate books - novels in particular - they are our biggest seller.”
To donate books or reserve a table for the Valentine’s Day dinner, please call into The Granary at 6 Beach Road Snettisham PE31 7QU or telephone 077760 115888.