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Thousands of families join bereaved mum who lost three-year-old son to cancer to call on government to provide urgent support to the charity who got her through it all
A mum whose three-year-old son tragically died from cancer is calling on the government to provide urgent financial support to the charity who supported her throughout his treatment and death.
Consultants across the country are calling on the government to urgently provide vital support for CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading charity supporting children and young people with cancer. The charity is facing a devastating £8 million loss in income during the coronavirus pandemic with donations falling by 60 per cent since the outbreak.
CLIC Sargent Social Worker Suzie shares her thoughts this Mental Health Awareness Week about her role supporting young cancer patients during the coronavirus crisis
“Like any day as a social worker, with or without Covid-19, things are never the same and never predictable. My role is definitely more demanding during this crisis. I am really missing seeing patients and families face to face, as well as my CLIC Sargent and NHS colleagues.”
CLIC Sargent CEO Rachel Kirby-Rider: “A month after the £750m relief package was announced, we have heard nothing from government.”
CLIC Sargent CEO Rachel Kirby-Rider has called out the government over the lack of transparency for charities accessing the £750m relief package announced by Rishi Sunak more than a month ago.
CLIC Sargent responds to #HelpUsHelpYou campaign after concerns over delayed diagnosis and fall in cancer referrals
We’re backing the #HelpUsHelpYou campaign. It’s crucial that cancer diagnosis, treatment and support for all ages is maintained during the coronavirus pandemic. People with cancer or suspected cancer should not experience delays.
CLIC Sargent, like so many charities across the UK, has been hugely impacted by the cancellation of thousands of fundraising events due to COVID-19. In response, the organisers of the biggest mass participation sports events across the country have come together to create a new campaign to raise vital funds to help our fundraising and save the UK’s charities.
CLIC Sargent launches emergency appeal following ‘unprecedented demand’ for support from young cancer patients during Coronavirus ‘crisis’
CLIC Sargent has launched an emergency fundraising appeal to help young cancer patients and their families in crisis struggling with the huge emotional and financial impacts of Coronavirus.
Rachel Kirby-Rider has been appointed as CEO at CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading charity for young cancer patients and their families.