Continue to help us raise money for this very important charity….

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Why not start something new this year?

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Not too late to get a little Valentines present….

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Gruffalo Trunki – it could be yours! See poster for details

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Have a party this month and make the most of the sale items too!

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And the winner is….

Friday freebie!

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Author: Amy Quick
Comment: He’s green x
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Friday freebie!

Winner of our Friday Freebie will get this lovely baby steps calendar. 

Like a calendar in format, BabySteps the First Year helps you record important milestones from the day your baby is born. Use the stickers to record landmarks – first tooth, first word, first smile – alongside every day family events such as trips to grandparents, visiting the swimming pool. A ‘What to Expect’ section explains the significance of each milestone. Why not take photos of your own baby and stick them in, the result will be a truly personalised keepsake to be treasured by parents and children alike.

Leave your comment with an answer to the question and it will close this evening at 9pm. A winner will be notified on here and via email. Good luck everyone!

Question: What colour is the Grinch ?

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And the winner…..

Friday freebie

Your Winner

Author: olivia kirby
I like Cupid and Prancer!

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Friday freebie


Winner of our Friday Freebie will get a selection of safety products for around the home, giving you peace of mind with those inquisitive little ones. Leave your comment with an answer to the question and it will close this evening at 9pm. A winner will be notified on here and via email. Good luck everyone!

Question: Can you name at least 2 of Santa’s reindeer?

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CLIC Sargent news

CLIC SargentWe are delighted to tell you that so far our fundraising for CLIC Sargent has raised an incredible £970.79!

As you may know, the lives of children and young people are dramatically changed by a cancer diagnosis and the effects of treatment. This normally starts immediately, is often given many miles from home and can last for up to three years.

The emotional, practical and financial implications of treatment are intensely challenging for the whole family and normal, everyday life is turned upside down. Please see Quinn’s story below.

Your support will help CLIC Sargent make a difference to the life of a child who has cancer and their family. As an example, our donation could pay for a CLIC Sargent Social Worker for a week. You can donate via our just giving page here

Quinn’s story:

CLIC Sargent helped Quinn’s family from the very beginning. Here, Quinn’s mother, Sara, tells their story.

I honestly thought I was going to lose my little boy that Christmas. All I could do was sit, and hope.

As you can imagine, my husband Geoff and I were in total shock. Christine, our CLIC Sargent Social Worker, helped us find some calm in our emotional chaos. From then on, CLIC Sargent became our lifeline.

Christmas 2009
This was our first Christmas with cancer. Quinn wasn’t well at all. Halfway through Christmas Day we rushed him to hospital. Quinn couldn’t stop crying as we drove the long 50 miles through the snow to Queen’s Hospital in Nottingham.
It broke my heart to leave him there, as I went home to look after our family.
Thankfully, Geoff was able to stay at one of CLIC Sargent’s Homes from Home – the wonderful Billy’s House in Nottingham – where families like ours can stay just a few minutes from the hospital. Through Quinn’s 31 months of treatment, we simply wouldn’t have managed without Billy’s House. It meant we always had somewhere to go.

Christmas 2010
We were determined to escape the daily stress of living with cancer by holidaying in Scotland. But our celebrations were cut short when Quinn got sick. We rushed him to hospital in Glasgow, where they put him in isolation and started running test after test. I honestly thought I was going to lose my little boy that Christmas. All I could do was sit, and hope.

Christmas 2011
We no longer had the energy to make Christmas happen. All our hopes were pinned on spending the holiday at CLIC Sargent’s Malcolm Sargent House in Scotland. Then Quinn got sick again.
We hadn’t bought a tree. We’d only just managed to organise presents. So when Quinn was hospitalised, we were devastated. If we couldn’t go to Malcolm Sargent House – CLIC Sargent’s holiday home dedicated to families coping with cancer – then Christmas would effectively be cancelled.
We spoke to the doctors at the hospital and explained our plans. The doctors knew that in CLIC Sargent’s care, Quinn would have access to any medical attention he might need nearby and so they agreed to let us go.
Without CLIC Sargent, Christmas simply wouldn’t have happened that year.

Christmas 2013
It’s going to be chaos – and I can’t wait. It will be our second Christmas free from cancer and I know it will be wonderful.
But as we celebrate, I know there will be families struggling through Christmas as they care for a child with cancer. Currently CLIC Sargent can only support two out of three children and young people with cancer, and their families. It’s a shocking statistic, and your gift today will make such an important difference to a child like Quinn.

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