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On the evening of Thursday 28th March 2019 an audience of over 40 people including a good number of Phoenix Club members and their partners were treated to a presentation by Josanne Richardson the local Fund Raising Manager from the charity CLIC Sargent who also brought along Lara-Frances Joyce a service user Mum who's daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age of eight months old.

Jo explained that CLIC Sargents priority is Cancer in Children and Young People.

They aim to work to six priorities:

  • Providing day to day care.
  • Financial assistance to families affected.
  • Support, during treatment, for both the child and family.
  • helping children cope with the effects of cancer.
  • Bereavement support.
  • Campaigning for change

Lara also spoke passionately about the tremendous help and support, offered by CLIC Sargent, to her daughter and family from diagnosis to the present day. Lara told the Club that her daughter now attends mainstream school and is growing into a typical young person with a mischievous eye and great sense of humour.

CLIC Sargent is currently the Charity Partnership of Morrisons, who sent two representatives along to the event, from their local Wakefield branch, Bev Kelly and Amanda Holland. Phoenix has been working with and continues to work with the Wakefield Store to assist in their charity collections.

The evening culminated with Club President Alan Hudders and Mike Robb the Phoenix Youth Chair and the evening's event organiser, presenting a cheque for £200.00 to Jo for the CLIC Sargent Charity.

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Left to Right: Amanda Holland (Morrisons), Alan Hudders (President of Phoenix Rotary 2018/19), Jo Richardson (CLIC Sargent, Fund Raising Manager), Lara-Frances Joyce (CLIC Sargent, supporter and Mum), Mike Robb (Phoenix Youth Chair and the event's organiser) and Bev Kelly (Morrisons).