Cancer doesn't stop for Coronavirus

Date published: 08 April 2020


Editor,

Isolated and highly vulnerable, children with cancer desperately need your help.

Every day we spend in insolation during the coronavirus outbreak, young cancer patients and their families are in crisis struggling with the huge emotional and financial impacts of cancer and coronavirus.

Without support during this pandemic, the strain of a child’s cancer diagnosis will push local families to breaking point.

As the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people with cancer, CLIC Sargent has launched an emergency appeal as we continue to fight tirelessly for young people with cancer.

But we can’t do that without the vital support of the local community in Oldham.

CLIC Sargent, which relies entirely on voluntary donations, is facing a staggering 60 per cent drop in income, but the vulnerability of the young people we support is increasing.

We urgently need readers to please donate today to help us continue to be there for families.

We have never been so busy.

Families are so worried how they will cope financially and parents are anxious about their children being so vulnerable to coronavirus.

It’s completely heart-breaking.

They need us now more than ever.

During the pandemic we’re having to find new ways to provide urgent support to families in isolation who desperately need us, at a time when we have had to cancel local fundraising events too.

In these uncertain times, feeding yourself and your child who has cancer should not be one of those uncertainties.

Since the start of the pandemic in the UK, CLIC Sargent has given more than £45,000 in emergency grants to young cancer patients and their families to help them pay for essentials such as food and bills.

You can help by donating today and provide a lifeline for young cancer patients and their families.

To support CLIC Sargent and donate today, text GIVE to 70030 to donate £5* or visit clicsargent.org.uk/donate.

* Texts cost £5 plus one standard network rate message. CLIC Sargent will receive 100% of your £5 donation.

To unsubscribe from texts, text NOSMS CLIC to 78866.

To unsubscribe from calls, text NOCALL CLIC to 78866. (These texts will be charged at your network’s standard message charge).

The views expressed are those of the author of the letter and not those of Oldham Chronicle.


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