GTCA was set up by Georgia Cordery and her family after she was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma in 2008, shortly before her 13th birthday. Sadly, Georgia died in May 2010, aged just 14. Her family has continued fundraising.
The GTCA committee has very kindly agreed to fund the post in South Essex for what will be the fifth year. This is tremendous as Anne provides invaluable support to the children and young people and their families, at a time when they need it most.
Kirsty, from GTCA, said: “We are delighted to continue our support of CLIC Sargent for a fifth year and are very proud of the close partnership we have developed with CLIC Sargent and the social work team that work so hard to help the children and young adults in our south Essex area.
“Referrals to us from the CLIC Sargent team also allow us to support some families directly so we too can help ease the burden of the cost of cancer.
“It’s the largest commitment of our fundraising efforts each year so it's a decision we don’t take lightly but knowing how hard Anne and the rest of the team works makes the decision much easier. “
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Karen Roberts said: “In addition, the Becket Rotary Club recently donated £1,700 in support of our work.
“In 2015 we supported over 250 families in Essex alone and provided 195 grants totaling over £40,000.
“We are extremely grateful to GTCA for funding Anne’s post once again and to the people of Essex for their generous support.”