“I’m Ellie Mae, I’m 10 years old, and I’m Kid Santa. This Christmas I’m making lots of children happy. But I’m not doing what old man Santa does and give loads of presents that kids don’t really need.
I’m here for a much better reason. I’m helping children with cancer. I’m delivering surprises to make their Christmas extra special. And I’m doing it because I know how much cancer costs. I had leukaemia.”
Take away the costs of cancer
could pay for a five pack of crayons for our play specialists to use with children, to help make cancer treatment less scary.
could pay for two storybooks, to help children understand cancer and treatment.
could pay for a family to stay together at one of our Homes from Home for one night, so they can be close to hospital.
a month over a year could pay for three children to spend an hour with a play specialist, to help make cancer treatment less scary.
a month over a year could pay for four families to stay at one of our Homes from Home for a night, so they can be close to hospital.
a month over a year could run an education day to help families cope during and after treatment, and to feel less alone.
Kid Santa's mum Nikki, chief elf, talks about the impact of Ellie Mae's diagnosis and what happened when CLIC Sargent stepped in.
Cancer costs. Especially at Christmas.
Travel to and from treatment, accommodation close to hospital, expensive car parking costs, soaring household bills, and having to take time off work. We know that when their child has cancer, families spend on average an extra £600 a month. And around 61% of parents will end up in debt. When a child has cancer, families like Ellie Mae’s shouldn’t have to worry about money too. They’ve got enough to worry about.
Thanks to our supporters, CLIC Sargent was there to help Ellie Mae and her family get through the crippling fear, logistical nightmares and spiralling costs of cancer. But there are many more children like Ellie Mae who we’re not yet able to help, and that’s why we need your support. Because while Kid Santa can give people a magical Christmas, she knows she can’t take away the cost of cancer. After all, she’s just a kid. You can.
Watch Kid Santa's film
Ellie Mae beat cancer. This Christmas she’s become Kid Santa and is on a mission to help other young people like her.
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