Fundraiser of the Month: Chatham Town Ladies FC

Why did the club choose Children with Cancer UK? 

One of our players, Lenny Priest, has a little brother Theo who was diagnosed with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia when he was just three years old. The fundraiser went very well and it was great to raise so much awareness for this cause.

How did the event go? 

The players wore Children with Cancer UK branded t-shirts and we had buckets collections and banners to support the event. An article was also published in the match day programme which was a great way to create awareness on the charity itself as well as signs and symptoms of childhood cancers. 

What would you say to anyone else who is considering taking on a fundraising challenge? 

Childhood cancer doesn’t get anywhere near as much fundraising as most adult forms of cancer. The children receive the same chemotherapies that adults have, which are so harsh on their little bodies. Please if you can fundraise, help to support a charity that is working tirelessly to create kinder treatments for children as well as supporting the children and families during treatment. 

By fundraising at this match, the club has raised an amazing £271.50 for Children with Cancer UK’s work, which will help us invest in more life-saving childhood cancer research. We’d like to say a huge thank you for your support – it is only thanks to supporters like you that we can continue our work.

If you would like to raise money in aid of Children with Cancer UK, we’ll help you every step of the way.  Start fundraising today

Theo in orange charity t shirt
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