World Cancer Day

This year for World Cancer Day we are working with our chosen charity CLIC Sargent. We will be collecting change and holding a raffle at our local supermarket, Morrisons. Cancer is something no one ever wants to go through, and unfortunately, it’s now known that 1 in 2 people will get cancer at some point in their life. Cancer is a horrible thing to go through and so is the cost. On average a family will spend £600 or more a month during treatment for travel and hidden costs, etc. Unfortunately, for some young individuals and their families, it costs them more than once. We are very proud to be participating in World Cancer Day and to be able to give a little bit back. To find out more about why we chose to work with CLIC Sargent please continue reading.

What is CLIC Sargent

CLIC Sargent supports 2 out of every 3 children and young adults that are diagnosed with cancer in the UK, meaning CLIC Sargent is the UK’s major charity that supports young people and children with cancer. Today 11 more children and young individuals could find out that they have cancer, therefore CLIC Sargent is there to support the whole family and will help them manage. Their aim is to give everyone under 25 with cancer and their relatives the support and help they need throughout their cancer treatment and beyond including grieving families living with the long-lasting emotional pain.

team members volunteering with balloons and poster

What does CLIC Sargent give?

They offer a tailor-made package of support to each family. It could be emotional and practical support through a CLIC Sargent social worker to help families cope with the challenges of cancer, grants to help ease the financial struggles cancer can bring, or by providing a CLIC Sargent nurse. CLIC Sargent also has 10 Homes from Home across the UK, meaning they offer free accommodation just minutes from the principal cancer hospitals, to keep normality for families away from the wards whilst having treatment.

Where does the money come from?

CLIC Sargent is completely funded by donations. They depend on the generosity of supporters, volunteers, and corporate partners like Morrisons, to help them continue their life-changing work. Morrison’s fundraising is going to help hugely and will provide a new team of Nurse Educators who will empower local hospitals and community healthcare teams to bring cancer care nearer to patient’s homes. The money raised for CLIC Sargent will make a dramatic change to the outreach Nurse Educators as they will be able to work closer with families and local hospitals to offer personalised education when and where it’s required. World Cancer Awareness Day helps shine a light on cancer whilst helping raise the much-needed funds for cancer causes so that they can keep supporting families.

If you would also like to help make a change to young people and children’s lives with cancer, we would appreciate it if you will kindly visit our just giving page to donate. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bright-design-donations

 

Teddy with charity bucket and balloons

serving customer for charity