We’re delighted to be supporting Young Lives Vs Cancer as our charity of the month throughout September!
During the month, you can round up your orders to the nearest £1 at the checkout and all money raised will be donated to Young Lives Vs Cancer, a registered charity in England and Wales (1107328) and in Scotland (SC039857).
We’ll again be matching all donations so whatever you donate, we’ll donate the same, doubling the total amount raised for the charity.
Young Lives Vs Cancer:
When a child is diagnosed with cancer life becomes full of fear, for them and their family. Fear of treatment, but also of families being torn apart, overwhelming money worries, of having nowhere to turn, no one to talk to.
Young Lives vs Cancer are there to help families find the strength to face whatever cancer throws at them.
Young Lives vs Cancer support those from birth, up until the age of 25, and ensure they and their families, will get the support and help they need during their cancer treatment and beyond.
The charity also supports the 10 families a week who have to face the unthinkable, the death of a child. They are there to help them prepare and come to terms with their loss, at a pace that feels right for them, and encourage them to think about how their child can be remembered.
Young Lives vs Cancer receives no government funding, so their tailored and specialised support relies entirely on generous donations from the public.
To find out more about the vital work that Young Lives Vs Cancer does please visit their website here.
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month:
Throughout September, for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Young Lives vs Cancer, will be helping children with cancer have their voices heard…they may be little, but they have BIG voices!
Having cancer when you’re a child is scary, lonely, relentless and painful. Over the past year our children have missed out on so much. But for many children with cancer they are still swapping classrooms for chemotherapy, still waving at family members through windows and watching friends blow out birthday candles via phone screens.
This Childhood Cancer Awareness Month we want everyone to see children with cancer for who they are and who they want to be. Because they are more than their cancer.
In the UK, children with cancer face an average 60-mile round trip to hospital to get life-saving treatment, with many travelling further. This isn’t by choice. Many young cancer patients have to travel to specialist cancer centres to get the care they need – they can’t just go to their local hospital. This means that families often have to stay away from home for long periods of time, or undertake regular long distance travel.
Any support you can give would be greatly received, ensuring young cancer patients and their families don’t have to face it alone.
Last Month’s Charity:Throughout August we helped to support Renew Counselling and raised over an incredible £1,141 thanks to your checkout donations and our matched donations. Thank you so much to everyone who donated!