RED10, a business and technology recruitment agency, partners with Young Lives vs Cancer, a cancer charity for children and young people, to raise vital funds and awareness. RED10 selected Young Lives vs Cancer after being voted by its employees as the Charity Partner of the Year after the suggestion of a member of staff who received support from the charity.
Knowing just how important Young Lives vs Cancer’s services and support is to young people and families, RED10 wants to give something back to those young people living with cancer by raising funds and awareness throughout the year.
The team at RED10 plans to raise much-needed funds by pushing themselves to their limits in sporting challenges and hosting several office fundraisers throughout the year.
Last year in Kent, Young Lives vs Cancer helped 152 families find the strength to face cancer. They gave out 109 financial grants to the value of £22,230, assisting families in coping with cancer costs. The Cancer Costs report from the charity found that families with a child on active treatment spend an extra £600 a month.
Liam McCrory, Business Development Consultant, said: “I’m really proud to be a part of ‘Team Young Lives’. It feels great to be doing my bit to help this amazing charity. I’ve seen first-hand the difference the charity makes to the lives of children and young people with cancer.
Cancer turns families’ lives upside down. It’s so important that Young Lives vs Cancer are there from the point of diagnosis to provide all the support that they need, so we want to raise as much as possible.”
Rebecca Clements, Fundraising Engagement Manager for Kent at Young Lives vs Cancer, said: ”
“We are hugely grateful for the support of RED10. It’s great to see the team at RED10 would like to give something back to a service that has helped one of their team members and many others in Kent.
Everyday 12 children and young people are told the devastating news they have cancer. At Young Lives vs Cancer, we help families find the strength to face whatever cancer throws at them.”
About cancer in children and young people
Today, 12 more children and young people in the UK will hear the devastating news that they have cancer. Treatment normally starts immediately, is often given many miles from home and can last for up to three years. Although survival rates are over 80%, cancer remains the single largest cause of death from disease in children and young people in the UK.
About Young Lives vs Cancer
When a child is diagnosed with cancer life becomes full of fear, for them and their family. Fear of treatment but also of families being torn apart, overwhelming money worries, of having nowhere to turn to, no one to talk to.
Young Lives vs Cancer is the charity that helps children and young people (0-25) and their families find the strength to face whatever cancer throws at them. The charity’s social workers offer specialist, empowering support, its Homes from Home offer families a free place to stay nearby to the child’s hospital and grants help families to navigate the costs of cancer. We’ve been there before. We’ll face it all, together.
For more information visit www.younglivesvscancer.org.uk