Trafford & Sale Bridge Club celebrate raising £4,527.55 for young people with cancer
A local Bridge Club has successfully fundraised over £4,500 for local children with cancer. Through charity raffles, tournaments and other events, members of the Trafford & Sale Bridge Club were able to raise an incredible £4,527.55.
The Trafford & Sale Bridge Club were fundraising for the local Manchester & Districts Hospitals’ Choir. The choir is made up of former and current staff members of local hospitals, and every year they host a highly popular carol concert in aid of CLIC Sargent, the children’s cancer charity. These concerts, now a staple of the festive calendar, raise over £10,000 for CLIC Sargent, and local children with cancer, every year.
Trafford & Sale Bridge Club’s donation will help the Manchester & Districts Hospitals’ Choir to raise even more at this year’s carol concerts, which will be taking place on the 9th and 10th December at the Bridgewater Hall.
Joe Burns, a local spokesman for CLIC Sargent, said: “When cancer strikes young lives we fight tirelessly to limit the damage it causes beyond their health. We rely entirely on donations to fund our vital work and we can’t thank both the Tafford & Sale Bridge Club and the Hospitals’ Choir enough for their fantastic fundraising efforts.
“All the money raised by the Trafford & Sale Bridge Club and the Choir will go towards our work supporting children and young people with cancer in Greater Manchester.”
Last year in Greater Manchester, CLIC Sargent supported 478 families and children with cancer, giving out 388 financial grants to the value of £77,190 helping families to cope with the costs of cancer. The Cancer Costs report from the charity found that families with a child on active treatment spend an extra £600 a month.
For more information about CLIC Sargent’s work, go to www.clicsargent.org.uk”