Stunning charity success for Glasgow choirs

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CLIC Sargent’s 38th Annual Christmas Carol Concert has raised over £40,000 for children and young people’s cancer support charity CLIC Sargent.

During the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall concert, Maestro Ian McCrorie welcomed to the stage young Lenzie cancer survivor Abigail, 11, who has been supported by CLIC Sargent – and she received rapturous applause from the audience.

Together with the Glasgow Hospitals’ Choir, the Glasgow Chamber Orchestra and Glasgow Gaelic School Primary Choir, over 1,000 supporters attended the event to raise money to help young lives facing cancer this Christmas.

Special Guests Pianist Ed Cohen, Soprano Nadine Livingston and young treble chorister Hugh Kaliski also gave their time and talents to the cause.

Last year CLIC Sargent supported more than 610 children and young people with cancer, and their families, from Scotland and gave more than 380 grants to a value of over £76,500, to help families deal with the financial impact of cancer.

CLIC Sargent’s health and social care professionals include social workers, nurses and play specialists.

The charity’s cancer care teams work with young cancer patients in hospitals across Scotland, including the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre in Glasgow.

Rachael McLean, Fundraising Manager at CLIC Sargent, said: “We’d like to express our sincere gratitude to our kind event sponsors, Mind Genius and Entrepreneur Me.

“We’d also like to thank and congratulate all our performers and volunteers, including our voluntary organising committee who put in so much time and effort for us every year.

Our total of £40,000 will make a huge difference in the fight against cancer this Christmas, as CLIC Sargent’s social care staff work to ensure the impact of cancer on families lives is limited and that they receive all the support and help they need to thrive, not just survive.”

For more information or to join the fight for young lives against cancer please contact local

fundraising manager Rachael McLean on 0141 572 5706 or email rachael.mclean@clicsargent.org.uk