This month is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and charities across the UK are working to raise awareness of the devastating impact cancer has on thousands of young people and their families.
Children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent work hard to provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help children and young people cope with cancer. As well as working to raise awareness of how the disease impacts young lives this September, CLIC Sargent work all year round to make sure those living with cancer can get the most out of life.
In late 2012, the charity introduced Pennies in their 27 shops and have since received over 15,000 donations, raising thousands of pounds.
Those funds go on to make a world of difference to children and young people living with cancer and you can read their stories on CLIC Sargent’s new blog, launched to coincide with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Click here, or watch the video below for more information about the work your donations can help fund.
You can also find out more about how your pennies have helped other young people living with cancer by checking out Jack’s story here, as featured on our blog earlier this year.
So why not pick up something from your local CLIC Sargent shop this Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, donate via Pennies, and grab a gold ribbon to wear proudly in support while you’re there? With 400 children being diagnosed with cancer every month, every penny really does count.