CLIC Sargent

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CLIC Sargent is a charity in the United Kingdom formed in 2005. The charity specializes in supporting children with cancer and their families. It provides clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help children cope with cancer and get the most out of life.


CLIC Sargent was formed in 2005 after a successful merger between Cancer and Leukaemia in Childhood (CLIC) and Sargent Cancer Care for Children.

Sargent Cancer Care for Children was founded in 1968 by Sylvia Darley OBE in memory of the conductor Sir Malcolm Sargent, who died a year earlier from pancreatic cancer.

Cancer and Leukaemia in Childhood (CLIC) was founded in 1976 by Bob Woodward following the diagnosis of his young son with cancer two years earlier.

Virgin Trains have named a Class 390 Pendolino (390047) "CLIC Sargent" in honour of the charity. Colas Rail have done the same by naming one of their locomotives Class 60 60087 "CLIC Sargent".


CLIC Sargent provides the following services:

- clinical, practical and emotional support for children and young people with cancer, and their families

- financial support including grants and benefits information to children and young people with cancer

- free 'Home from Home' accommodation close to specialist hospitals, so that families can be close to their children during treatment

- free breaks so that families can spend time together, with the support of CLIC Sargent care professionals

- provision for children, young people and families of a range of information on childhood cancer and its impact

- raising awareness of the needs of children and young people with cancer and campaigning to improve the support they receive.

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