Cancer charity CLIC Sargent, which aims to stop cancer “destroying young lives”, has been given a donation of £7,000.
The donation comes from the East Devon Crematorium, near Exeter, “thanks to the generosity of bereaved families”. According to the charity, with local families having to travel to Bristol Children’s hospital for cancer treatment, the donation will “make a difference to a number of lives”.
The hospital can normally only accommodate one parent in their child’s room, which would leave the other family members to find their own accommodation in a hotel, which they would have to pay for themselves.
CLIC Sargent provides these families with a free room in its ‘Homes from Home’, helping reduce the financial, emotional and practical burden of a young person’s cancer diagnosis.
Local CLIC Sargent fundraising engagement manager, Jordan Anderton, said: “I am incredibly grateful for the generosity of the East Devon Crematorium. This donation is truly life changing for families facing a childhood cancer and I can not thank them enough for choosing CLIC Sargent.”
Georgina Bembridge, crematorium manager at the East Devon Crematorium, added: “Cancer is a disease which can be devastating so it is incredibly important to have a charity like CLIC Sargent supporting young lives across our region. It is really heart warming to know that the donation could take away some of the unnecessary stress when undergoing treatment.”