The Medway Messenger's charity of the year for 2012
Every day 10 children and young people in the UK are
given the devastating news they have cancer.
As patients and their families
struggle to cope with the diagnosis and treatment, the Medway
Messenger’s charity of the year for 2012 is there every step of the
CLIC Sargent has one simple aim –
to reduce the impact of childhood cancer.
CLIC Sargent professionals include
nurses, social workers and play specialists.
They are there from the point of
diagnosis and help the whole family cope with the impact of cancer
and its treatment, life after treatment and, in some cases,
For more information on how
CLIC Sargent helps cancer sufferers and their families, click here.
CLIC Sargent helps thousands of
patients every year – like Emily Loughrey, from St Mary’s Island,
Emily, nicknamed Embo, died in
2007 after a short battle with cancer. She was just 22. She has
inspired a fundraising campaign which, to date, has raised
To read Emily's story,
Later this year Emily's
dad Matt will be cycling coast to coast across America in just
He hopes to raise £25,000.
To find out more about
Matt's challenge click
To read Matt's blog,
There are lots of ways you can
support Matt and help raise cash for CLIC Sargent, from pancake
races to fancy dress days.
For advice from
CLIC Sargent's fundraising manager for this area, Dan Powell,
For an A-Z of fundraising
ideas, click here.
Donating to CLIC Sargent to help
Matt Loughrey reach his £25,000 fundraising target is easy.
You can do it at the touch of a
button or a click of a mouse. Find out more here.
Andrenaline seekers are being
invited to take part in a thrilling abseil challenge to support the
Medway Messenger's Charity of the Year.
Find out how to enter the
KM Charity Challenge abseil by clicking here.
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