Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Each year in 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.

Next 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

Raising awareness in September 2017

Opened by Stafford Borough Mayor Aidan Godfrey, the very first CCPA Pop UP Shop and Community event had lots of people talking and helped CCPA raise over £2000!

The Pop Up Shop and community event was an amazing opportunity for CCPA to bring the work of the charity to more people in Stafford.

Over five days in September 2017 we took up residence on the Stafford High Street, thanks to the Guildhall Shopping Centre, who gave us the old River Island shop unit free of charge and couldn’t have been any more welcoming!

Each day was busy with so many different groups and organisations from the local community coming in to enjoy a free cuppa and cake.

Who can forget the Balliamo belly dancing, with our resident poets John and Liz Mills joining in? Or the Ukulele band leading a community singing session.

One visitor even told us it was the happiest shop she’d ever been into!

It was a great way for CCPA to talk to more people about how we support local children and their families through some very tough times.

We rely on donations to fund our work and the Pop Up shop was also a fabulous opportunity to raise funds. We sold some glorious vintage items and the tills were kept ringing with sales of books, clothes, shoes and Halloween goodies donated by Tesco. And eventually raised over £2000 from the shop proceeds.

If you popped in, it was great to see you, and if you missed us catch us next time! Fingers crossed we’ll back with our next Pop Up event in March 2018!

Check out all the CCPA events on our Facebook Page!