The Board of the NACFB have selected CLIC Sargent, the leading children’s cancer charity, as the Association’s new charity partner.
The partnership, which started on 1st October 2019, will last for one year and will see fundraising activities take place to support the UK charity’s work at the Gala Dinner and Commercial Finance Expo as well as at regional events and at our Eastcheap headquarters.
The NACFB team have set themselves the ambitious target of raising £30,000 towards the charity’s efforts over the next twelve months.
CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families. Its care teams provide specialist support across the UK.
The charity supports people from diagnosis onwards and aims to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement.
The charity also undertakes research into the impact of cancer on children and young people. It uses this evidence to raise awareness and to seek to influence government and policymakers, and those who provide public services across the UK.
Commenting on the partnership Graham Toy, NACFB chief executive, said: “This is a really worthy new partnership and we are delighted to be supporting CLIC Sargent in 2020.
“CLIC Sargent’s aim is for everyone under 25 with cancer, and their families, to receive the support and help they need during their treatment and beyond, including bereaved families living with emotional pain.”
Paul Goodman, chairperson of the NACFB, recognised the challenging work CLIC Sargent undertakes: “There are few occasions more devasting than witnessing a child bravely battle the terrors of cancer.
“CLIC Sargent is a wonderful charity that provides direct care to those suffering, this includes compassion and understanding for the parents who fight the disease alongside their child.”
Helen Lam, CLIC Sargent Fundraising Engagement Manager said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be working with the NACFB and that they have joined the fight to support children and young people with cancer. We can’t wait for the year ahead and to work closely together to ensure that children and young people with cancer, thrive not just survive.”
You can find out more about the NACFB’s chosen charity partner via www.clicsargent.org.uk
Alternatively, you can donate directly via our JustGiving page.