Odd Shoe Tuesday to support local families

10th September 2018

We’re being encouraged to wear odd shoes tomorrow, to raise money for charity.

It’s all in aid of CLIC Sargent, which offers local families a ‘home-from-home’ near Southampton Hospital, which is the nearest Prinicipal Treatment Centre for children with cancer.

Corinne Connolly, from the charity, hopes the event will help fundraise for a newly-bought property:

‘We already have a house in Southampton called CLIC Haven and more than 300 hundred families have stayed there over the last few years.

‘The lease is due to expire towards the end of this year, so we’ve gone out and purchased a property called Jean’s House.

‘It’s going to be the new home-from-home, which is close to the Young Person’s Oncology Ward at Southampton Hospital.

‘Unfortunately, there have been quite a few Guernsey families who have had to go and stay, and we’ve had quite good feedback that it’s helped them be close to the hospital.

‘The new build is going to have functional communal spaces for all the families, so there’s going to be a kitchen, family rooms, teenager space, a secure garden, a laundry room, so you have everything you need without having to go further afield from the hospital.’

You can donate and find more information here.

If you have any queries you can contact Corinne on 07911 720469.

Anyone who takes part is asked to send photos, for the Facebook page, to liz.blunt@clicsargent.org.uk.

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