The partnership is proving so successful that the supermarket has extended its fundraising target to £10 million by 2020. That is £2 million more than originally forecast at the start of the partnership in February 2017.
David Scott, Head of Corporate Services at Morrisons, said:
“Our colleagues and customers have thrown themselves into fundraising for CLIC Sargent, and we are fundraising faster than ever before. That’s why we have decided to extend our target to £10 million, which will make a huge difference to the lives of children and young people facing cancer.”
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 nurse educators 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 Comforts 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.
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