Down District Council Go GOLD To Support CLIC Sargent

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Down District Council lit up St Patrick Centre on Monday 15 September 2014 to support CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families.

Every month, thousands of families deal with the devastating impact of a cancer diagnosis and its treatment. Cancer treatment for children is often gruelling and can start immediately, last as long as three years and take place many miles from home.

[caption id="attachment_52010" align="alignleft" width="390"]xxxx Down District Council Chairman Cllr Wiliam Walker helps CLIC Sargent Going Gold in their latest campaign. Fiona McCann, CLIC Sargent fundraising manager and volunteer Marie Therese Coffey GO GOLD with  Down District Council Chairman Cllr Wiliam Walker  in their latest campaign for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. [/caption]

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month will be raising awareness of the impact of childhood cancer, and of CLIC Sargent’s work supporting young cancer patients and their families.

Throughout September, people across the UK will be going gold – wearing gold ribbons or holding their own gold event – to show that they are standing by those families.

The Chairman of Down District Council, Councillor William Walker, said: “We were really excited to go gold for CLIC Sargent. Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is a fantastic opportunity to show we are standing by children with cancer, and their families.”

Fiona McCann, CLIC Sargent fundraising manager for Co. Down, said: “We’re so pleased Down District Council went gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Every month thousands of families hear the devastating news their child has cancer and CLIC Sargent is here to provide vital practical, emotional and financial support from diagnosis onwards.

“Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is a great opportunity for schools, businesses, universities and communities to show they are standing by children with cancer.”

If you or your school, group or workplace would like to join in the fun and go gold in September you can find out more at:

www.clicsargent.org.uk/ccam

or call 0845 1212 492.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is in partnership with Network Rail.

About childhood cancer Every day, 10 children and young people in the UK hear the shocking news they have cancer. Treatment normally starts immediately, is often given many miles from home and can last for up to three years. Although survival rates are over 80%, cancer remains the single largest cause of death from disease in children and young people in the UK.

About CLIC Sargent CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. They  provide clinical, practical and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life.

For more information visit:

www.clicsargent.org.uk

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