Wednesday 26 February 2020

World Book Day Donations

As you are aware, World Book Day is next Thursday 5th March. As always, children and staff will be dressing up as their favourite book characters and completing various exciting activities during the day. 

In addition, Miss Perkins, Mrs Tracey and Mrs Gibson are bravely going to be completing a Sky dive to raise money for our chosen charity, which you can read more about below. To support the extremely courageous ladies, we will be asking for a £1 contribution per family on 5th March which will be donated to the Lennox Children's Cancer fund.

Thank you for your continued support.

Why You Should Raise Money For Lennox 

Four children in the UK are diagnosed with cancer every day. For the families of those children life is turned upside down as they try to come to terms with the devastating news, as well as dealing with sudden hospital visits, rigorous treatments and often giving up work to care for their sick child full time. Our main aim is to make a positive difference to the lives of children suffering from cancer or leukaemia. This is done emotionally, practically and financially through key projects such as Respite Breaks and Care Grants. Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund is a small charity making a big difference.

Respite Breaks 
For many families with a child fighting cancer, a family holiday often becomes an impossible luxury at a time when it is most needed. Respite Breaks allow families to spend quality time together away from the day-to-day stress of dealing with childhood cancer. We currently own two holiday homes at seaside locations in the UK, one on Mersey Island, Essex and the other in the New Forest, Hampshire. Each Respite Break is provided free of charge and with spending money where possible. A Respite Break can make the world of difference to the child’s wellbeing and we are often told that a short break away is ‘just what the doctor ordered’ for everyone. The ’thank you’ letters and postcards that we receive from families always reflect how much each of them have enjoyed their time away on a Lennox respite break.

Care Grants 
All too often, having a child with cancer can add significant financial pressure to a family at an already stressful time. Care Grants can be used to cover a wide range of expenses such as travel costs to and from hospital appointments, household bills, specialist equipment the child may need, home renovations and, in some sad cases, funeral expenses. They provide a financial cushion to support families through a difficult period and enable them to focus their attention where it is most needed; on their child. Lennox is still one of very few organisations to provide this type of support and there is no doubt that it has an immensely positive effect at a very difficult time.

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