Clothes sale set to raise over £500 for children’s cancer charity

By Alice Warner

A flashy clothes sale and a fun fashion show is set to take place on Thursday (Oct 11), to raise money for Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG) to help young children and their families.

The fashion show will commence at 7.30pm at Fraser Noble Hall, University Road, Leicester, and the charity is expecting to see over 100 attendees at the event.

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Stephen Humphries, Community Fundraiser at Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group, said: “We have 17 volunteer models who have agreed to give two hours of their time to model a variety of high street fashion from stores such as Topshop, Dorothy Perkins, Miss Selfridge, Next and so on and so forth.

“The clothing for the sale is going to be discounted up to 75% of the sale price.”

All entry ticket sales will go directly to the charity and raffle tickets will also be on sale for £1 for five or 30p for one. The top raffle prize will be a seven-night stay at a destination of the winner’s choice from a selection of locations.

Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group is a national childhood cancer charity that works in connection with all of the childhood cancer treatment centres in the country.

The head office for the charity is at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

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Stephen added: “What the charity does, it funds research into all childhood cancers and we reiterate that our long-term aim is to reduce the late effects that survivors can be the victim of.

“When someone goes through cancer at a young age, they may be in remission from two or three years old. Later in life they can have late effects as a result of their treatment because they went through treatment when their bodies were still developing.

“We fund and support research in reducing the number of late effects but increasing survival rates as well. In addition to that, we create a number of free information resources, such as story books tailored to children with cancer.”

Over the last 40 years, CCLG has played a key role in the major improvements in survival rates and the standards of care for children so that over 80% of children are now cured, but the charity receives absolutely no external funding and relies on its supporters.

Sainsbury’s, Bell Street, Wigston, have supported the event by giving a £45 raffle prize.

To find out more about the fashion show or the charity, click here.

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