Fundraiser of the Month: Sarah

We couldn’t be doing what we’re doing, investing in research and supporting families, without our amazing fundraisers, large and small.

This time, we’re awarding Fundraiser of the Month to Sarah and her amazing local art events!

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Sarah wins Fundraiser of the Month!

Sarah is an artist, loves being creative, and is mum to Henry, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia at aged 7.

Sarah set up an event called ‘Creative Odyssey’, working with Mandell’s Art Gallery in Norwich. Postcard sized artworks were generously donated by artists from the UK, Spain, America, Germay and Australia. The event was extremely popular, and attracted a large queue outside of the gallery.

A huge success, she held the event twice, and raised just over £10,000 for Children with Cancer UK, as well as raising some additional money for art projects to improve people’s mental health and a trip for Henry once he finished treatment.

What an incredible idea! Thank you for your support Sarah, we couldn’t do what we do without amazing fundraisers like you.

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Watch the video

Find out more about ‘Creative Odyssey’ in this short video by That’s TV East. Sarah discusses why she thinks events like these, as well as art and creativity in general, are so important.