Morrisons

In January 2017, Morrisons colleagues voted for CLIC Sargent to be their charity partner for the next three years. Their support will transform the help we can give to young lives facing cancer.

Ann Grady, with Morrisons staff and Lorna Chung from CLIC Sargent as she celebrates her surprise party thrown to honour her commitment to CLIC Sargent families.

Young people create recipe cards with Morrisons

A group of young people were invited by Morrisons to a day in the Head Office test kitchen, where they sampled dishes and created recipes that have been published on recipe cards in stores.

Morrisons makes it for Home from Home Manager Ann

A tearful Ann Grady was surprised by friends and family from across the country at a party thrown in her honour by CLIC Sargent, Morrisons and The Sun newspaper. Ann, who lost her daughter to cancer on Christmas Day 2005, has devoted the last decade to helping other CLIC Sargent families.

When Molly-Ann, three, passed away in 2005, Ann knew she wanted to help other families facing cancer. For the last decade, she has volunteered and then worked for CLIC Sargent, and now manages two Homes from Home in Bristol - where families who live miles away from the specialist cancer unit at Bristol Children's Hospital can stay for free during treatment.

That is why Morrisons, along with The Sun newspaper, decided to surprise Ann by gathering friends, family and families she has helped - from all over the UK - together for a celebration of everything she has done for CLIC Sargent.

Watch the emotional surprise video and read the full story.

Why young cancer patients need Morrisons' support

Nobody thinks it will happen to their child. Until it does. CLIC Sargent provides the vital help to stop cancer destroying young lives. Right now, for every two families we help there is one not currently receiving the support they desperately need. We want to be there for all of them. A partnership with Morrisons will transform this:

People: we'll create a brand new team of CLIC Sargent nurses to educate other health, social care and education professionals close to families’ homes, so that they have the skills and experience to provide the best possible care for young lives against cancer.

Places: we’ll create new Home Hubs close to Specialist Treatment Hospitals, providing a welcoming environment for families to take a much needed break from the intensity of hospital.

Practical things: we'll be able to expand our financial grants to families, so that they can focus on important things like getting well. We’ll also be able to develop a groundbreaking new digital hub, giving thousands of families who we currently can’t support access to advice from healthcare professionals from the comfort of their own home.

More information

If you have any questions about the partnership or how you can get involved contact morrisons@clicsargent.org.uk

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