CLIC into Action Campaign tops £15,000

THE EADT's campaign to support children suffering from cancer and leukaemia in childhood has topped the £15,000 mark – thanks to big-hearted readers.CLIC into Action aims to raise £50,000 to continue funding a children's cancer nurse and a play specialist in hospitals in East Anglia.

THE EADT's campaign to support children suffering from cancer and leukaemia in childhood has topped the £15,000 mark – thanks to big-hearted readers.

CLIC into Action aims to raise £50,000 to continue funding a children's cancer nurse and a play specialist in hospitals in East Anglia.

Since we launched our campaign in February, with the story of little George Pennick, of Martlesham, Ipswich, who at just under a year-and-a-half, is fighting hereditary tumours in both eyes, support from across the region has grown steadily.

A £5,000 donation from BTexact Technologies was a very welcome boost in the first few weeks. There has been a steady flow of other cheques from community groups, pubs, businesses and individuals ever since, taking us just past the £15,000 mark this week.


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Several individuals have set themselves remarkable challenges to raise money for the campaign. Michelle Gray, fundraiser for CLIC, is currently walking the Inca Trail. Steve Lomas, of the Maybush, Waldringfield, plans to cycle across Vietnam and Peter Heath, of the Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Bury St Edmunds, is to cycle 750 miles from the most easterly (Lowestoft Ness) to the most westerly (Ardnamurchan Point, Scotland) points of the British mainland, later this summer.

The first of our CLIC into Action functions, a Fabulous Function at Bawdsey Manor, was held last month, raising more than £1,000 for the appeal and many more are planned for the summer, including the Essex Castle bike ride in September.

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We are now asking for people to take advantage of the good weather and hold a summer picnic for CLIC into Action, charging a small entry fee to guests.

Also, we are appealing for any organisations who have not yet decided where to donate the proceeds of their summer events, to consider giving to CLIC into Action.

Alternatively, why not bid for one of our three remaining signed pictures of Daniel O'Donnell? The black and white prints show the Irish superstar singer relaxing in casual wear and were signed by him during his recent appearance at the Ipswich Regent.

Anyone interested in submitting a bid is asked to write to Katy Edwards at the EADT, Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP41AN, giving a return address and telephone number, with the words: "I pledge x amount to CLIC into Action for a picture of Daniel O'Donnell".

n Donations can also be made by credit of debit card to the CLIC into Action donation line on (0800) 1383810 or by cheque, payable to CLIC into Action and sent direct to CLIC, 8 Wren Close, Thurston, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP313TQ or to any of the East Anglian Daily Times Offices.

Cheques can also be paid direct into any branch of Lloyds TSB, quoting CLIC into Action, sort code 30-00-01, account number 02693685.

Donations can also be made via the CLIC website at www.clic.uk.com/donfr.htm quoting ref. CIA.

We are also asking for disused ink and printer cartridges to be deposited for CLIC into Action using special boxes located in EADT offices.

The CLIC registered charity number is 802396.

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