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Benefitting Communities 2017-07-12T16:23:17+00:00

Benefitting Communities

CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families.

It provides clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. Thomas Cook Children’s Charity has funded a room, now called “Lollo & Bernie’s Room”, in Marion’s House, a new CLIC Sargent Home from Home in Glasgow. It provides free, welcoming accommodation for families of children with cancer,  so they can stay close to the hospital where their child is undergoing treatment. Around 300 families will stay at Marion’s House each year.

Thanks to generous donations from our customers and employees, Thomas Cook Children’s Charity will also fund a second “Lollo & Bernie’s Room” at the new CLIC Sargent Home from Home in Edinburgh, which opens in 2017.

The Thomas Cook Children’s Charity donated £42,500 to Bath charity Designability in aid of their Wizzybug project, which can now provide 10 additionsal electric wheelchairs for under-fives and addresses the needs of children with conditions such as cerebral palsy, spinal muscular atrophy, spina bifida and muscular dystrophy.


The Wizzybug allows very young disabled children to get their first experience of mobility with a powered wheelchair. Thanks to some clever design features, children as young as 18 months are able to very quickly learn how to take control of the Wizzybug and start exploring their home and outside in their garden or local park.


Designability has set up a loan scheme for the Wizzybug, so that they can be made available quickly and free of charge to those children who require this support.

Thanks to generous donations from our customers and employees, Thomas Cook Children’s Charity will also fund a second “Lollo & Bernie’s Room” at the new CLIC Sargent Home from Home in Edinburgh, which opens in 2017.

We have worked with Teenage Cancer Trust for the last four years and this year will be funding the post of an Education Manager. It is important that young people are provided with information about recognising the warning signs of cancer and understand how cancer could affect them or those close to them. Teenage Cancer Trust’s education presentations are delivered in a sensitive and engaging way, and explain what it’s like to have cancer and answer any questions students might have.

Thanks to generous donations from our customers and employees, Thomas Cook Children’s Charity will also fund a second “Lollo & Bernie’s Room” at the new CLIC Sargent Home from Home in Edinburgh, which opens in 2017.