A leading cancer charity supporting children and young people in Harborough is making a heartfelt plea for help.
CLIC Sargent has made the desperate appeal as it’s facing a catastrophic 60 per cent plunge in income after the UK has gone into a Covid-19 lockdown.
The national organisation relies totally on voluntary donations but fears it will be hit hard by a massive cash black hole.
“Every day we spend in isolation 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.
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“Without support during this pandemic, the strain of a child’s cancer diagnosis will push local families to breaking point,” said CLIC Sargent.
“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 community of Market Harborough.
“CLIC Sargent 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.”
The charity said it’s working at full stretch to support young cancer patients and their families as staff “have never been so busy”.
“Families are so worried about how they will cope financially and parents are anxious about their children being so vulnerable to coronavirus.
“It’s completely heartbreaking.
“They need us now more than ever,” said CLIC Sargent.
“During the pandemic we’re having to find new ways to provide urgent support to families in isolation.
“They 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 with 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.
“The Market Harborough community can help by donating today and provide a lifeline for young cancer patients and their families.”
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