On average a family in Northern Ireland will make a round-trip of 95 miles, up to five times a week so that they can access the cancer treatment their child needs.
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CLIC Sargent's Northern Ireland Homes from Home Appeal will result in two new Homes from Home in Belfast, each within walking distance of each hospital.
Both will help to relieve the strain on families who face the cost of travel and possibly temporary accommodation whilst their child is undergoing treatment.
Make a donation today and help make a real difference to the lives of children and young people with cancer, and their families in Northern Ireland.
About the Appeal
The Northern Ireland Homes from Home Appeal is a £3.7million capital project and is the largest undertaken by CLIC Sargent in Northern Ireland.
The opening of Paul's House, CLIC Sargent's Belfast Home from Home for the families of children receiving cancer treamtent, marked the completion of the first phase of the Appeal.
CLIC Sargent House Manager, Kate Burns, explains that Paul's House has been extremely busy and is proving to be a real hit with families and children alike.
Early feedback has been positive, with many bowled over by how close the house is to the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, how well equipped it is and how much it really is like a 'Home from Home':
Phase two of the Northern Ireland Appeal
CLIC Sargent is now working towards phase two of the Appeal – the construction of a specialist 'Home from Home' for the families of teenagers and young adults attending Belfast City Hospital and the Northern Ireland Cancer Centre for treatment.
Again the property will be located within walking distance of the hospital and like the children's 'Home from Home' is to be offered to families free of charge.
The construction of CLIC Sargent’s second Northern Ireland 'Home from Home' will begin this year, and it is anticipated that the property will open in late 2015.
We're all very excited about phase two and focused on delivering Northern Ireland's second Home from Home. The success of the Appeal is in no small part thanks to you – for everyone that has supported us.
Whether that has been fundraising, taking part in events, making a donation or volunteering, we'd like to say thank you.