Leeds Children's Hospital comes together to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Oncology teams from inside and outside Leeds Children's Hospital came together to raise awareness for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Leeds Children's Hospital comes together to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

The event, held at the Leeds General Infirmary on Wednesday 9  September, brought together teams who work together to secure the best possible treatment and support for children with cancer and their families.

The gathering was part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, an international campaign to raise awareness of childhood cancer.

Representatives from social work, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, education, research, radiotherapy, health and nutrition, nurses and play specialists were joined by CLIC Sargent and Candlelighters,  a cancer charity based at Leeds General Infirmary, to provide information to members of the public, patients and staff about the support available to young cancer patients. 

The gathering was a lot of fun with face painting and cakes on sale, plus gold ribbons and balloons to mark the month.

The hospital was also paid a visit by local TV channel ‘Made in Leeds’, with reporters interviewing a number of staff and patients on the wards.

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Stephen Jackett said: “The event was a huge success and showed the collaborative nature that all of the hospital teams have in approaching treatment for childhood cancer.

“It’s reassuring to know that when a family receives this news, there is a whole army of support available to them and every CLIC Sargent team is proud to be a part of that.”

Find out more

To find out how you can organise your own event  or how your company can help support CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Stephen Jackett on 0113 288 3223 or email: stephen.jackett@clicsargent.org.uk

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