This September you can play an important part in helping raise awareness of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and help raise funds to support our work.
Cancer is the No 1 killer of children in developed countries and each year in the UK more than 4,000 children develop cancer.
Awareness of childhood cancer remains limited. 80% of children with cancer in the UK are diagnosed with cancer that has already spread from the original site. Although 75% of children survive, most require intensive therapy due to late diagnosis.
But with your help CCPA can raise awareness of the impact of childhood cancer on children, young people, parents and the wider family.
This September become part of TEAMGOLD by wearing your Gold Ribbon, the the internationally recognised symbol for childhood cancer, get involved with one of our fundraising events or even host your own!
Pop up shop and community event
Wednesday 20 – Sunday 24 September
Guildhall Shopping Centre, Stafford
10am – 4pm daily
Childhood Cancer Parents Alliance (CCPA) will be raising awareness of the issue faced by families whose children have had a cancer diagnosis when we open a ‘Pop Up Shop & Community Event’ at the Guildhall Shopping Centre, Stafford.
Drop in and meet staff and volunteers at the Pop Up Shop which will be selling donated items such as clothes, books and household items.
It’s going to be a packed week of activities with each day is themed to reflect the different areas of fundraising and support work that the charity undertakes. We’ve got a number of different events planned including:
Business bring & share lunch and evening networking event – Wednesday 20 September
Upcycling and Swishing Clothes Sales – Thursday 21 September
Find out more about volunteering – Friday 22 September
Family day with Belly Dancing, Ukulele band, Star Wars VR experience and craft sessions – Saturday 23 September
Meet TeamGold, CCPA’s Stafford 10k runners – Sunday 24 September
Rachael Olley our Operations Manager says “Every year in the UK, 1,000 children die from cancer. Many of the 3,000 children who survive childhood or adolescent cancer endure years of treatment and long term side effects. The ‘Pop Up’ shop will enable CCPA to involve the local community and help us talk to more people about how we help families affected by childhood and adolescent cancer and how they can support our work.”
Check out all the CCPA events during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month on our Facebook Page!