Shoppers raise £5m for cancer
Dear Sir, — I want to thank every colleague and customer at Morrisons stores across the region for their support for young lives facing cancer.
In less than 18 months, they have helped raise an astonishing £5m for CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people.
In Congleton, the Morrisons store has raised a total of £3,253 as part of its partnership with CLIC Sargent. The partnership is proving so successful that Morrisons has pledged to extend its fundraising target to £10m by 2020 – that is £2m more than forecast at the start of the partnership in 2017.
Donating change in a tin at a checkout or contributing to store fundraising activities may not seem like a grand gesture, but it all adds up to make a massive difference to children, young people and their families facing cancer. The money raised is already having a huge impact on families all over the country, and right here in Congleton.
Since 2017, Morrisons has provided 3,168 families with a grant to help pay for hospital parking, travel costs and basic provisions.
The money has also funded a team of nurse educators who will work with community hospitals so confident cancer care can be delivered locally.
That means less travel and disruption to family life.
The 4,015 children and young people diagnosed with cancer each year will also be able to access support and information anywhere and at any time, thanks to a Morrisons-funded transformation of CLIC Sargent’s digital services.
Every day, 12 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK. Thanks to Morrisons, we can be there for more of them than ever before. — Yours faithfully,
CLIC Sargent fundraising and engagement manager for Staffordshire and Cheshire.
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