CHARITY: Vying for huge funding boost

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Nobody thinks cancer will happen to their child, until it does.

When cancer strikes it affects more than just a young person’s health. A diagnosis shatters families emotionally and physically, separating them for treatment at specialist hospitals often far from home, leading to extra expenses that can force them into debt.

CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading support charity for children and young people with cancer and their families. Our social workers, nurses and other frontline staff work tirelessly to limit the damage cancer causes to young lives beyond their health.

Last year our teams in the North East supported 428 young people and awarded £61,299 in grants that helped families cope with the extra costs.

CLIC Sargent is in the running to win a charity partnership with supermarket Morrisons, worth up to £7million. If we win, we’ll be able to double the amount of financial grants we give to families in need, increase specialist nursing support, and transform our services.

We urge Morrisons employees across the North East and Cumbria to join team CLIC Sargent in our fight for young lives against cancer by voting for us to become their new charity partner.

And if you are a friend, family member or loved one of a Morrisons employee, please do help us raise awareness and encourage them to back our cause.

To find out more visit www.clicsargent.org.uk/morrisons

Lindsay Kay,

CLIC Sargent Fund-raising Manager for North East and Cumbria