Call to help chil­dren suf­fer­ing from cancer

The Oban Times - - Letters -

Sir, This Septem­ber is Child­hood Cancer Aware­ness Month and we are ask­ing your read­ers to take on the £170 chal­lenge to make a real dif­fer­ence to the lives of chil­dren with cancer.

£170 is the grant chil­dren and young peo­ple’s cancer char­ity CLIC Sargent gives to fam­i­lies when a child is di­ag­nosed with cancer.

As well as the of­ten dev­as­tat­ing emo­tional im­pact of a cancer di­ag­no­sis, the re­sult­ing financial im­pact can be huge – costs go up and in­come of­ten goes down. Our £170 grants pro­vide help to cope with im­me­di­ate costs – such as petrol, house­hold bills and park­ing – to stop cancer costs spi­ralling.

In 2015/16 CLIC Sargent was able to pro­vide £1.1 mil­lion in grants. With your help we can con­tinue pro­vid­ing this prac­ti­cal sup­port to ease the financial bur­den of child­hood cancer

There are lots of ways you can take on the £170 chal­lenge. Maybe you could har­ness the Power of Cake and hold a bak­ing com­pe­ti­tion or cake and cof­fee morn­ing? Why not keep it sim­ple with a col­lec­tion or dress- down day at work or school? Or you could make a bold move and take part in our Big Buzz event by shav­ing or cut­ting your hair.

We’d love to see as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble tak­ing on the £170 chal­lenge in Septem­ber. To find out more about fundrais­ing for chil­dren with cancer, con­tact peter.lo­gie@clic­sar­gent.org. uk or ring 01463 713080.

Look out also for iconic build­ings lit up in gold on Septem­ber 1 as well to raise aware­ness of child­hood cancer dur­ing Septem­ber.

To find out more about CLIC Sargent visit www.clic­sar­gent.org.uk

Peter Lo­gie, CLIC Sargent, Area Fundrais­ing Man­ager, North of Scot­land.

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