Today, 10 children will find out they are living with Cancer, a heartbreaking statistic for anyone to hear. With 4,000 cases a year it is something many adults would no doubt find difficult to cope with, let alone a child, this too often affects the whole family.
Firstly, its said ‘dum-eye-it’ not ‘dum-yat’ which I have been calling it for months, but apparently not. BUT this month I will be climbing Dumyat with the company I work for:- H Samuel, as part of our fundraising efforts for CLIC Sargent.
CLIC Sargent provide necessary help to families who’s children have cancer all over the UK. CLIC Sargent’s mission is to “change what it means to be diagnosed with cancer when you’re young. We believe that children and young people with cancer have the right to the best possible treatment, care, and support, throughout their cancer journey and beyond. And they deserve the best possible chance to make the most of their lives once cancer treatment has ended.
CLIC Sargent provides vital emotional, practical and financial support to young cancer patients and families during and after treatment, and we take what they tell us about the impact of cancer on their lives to service providers and policy makers to help change things for the better.”
As someone from Ayr, near one of the CLIC Sargent retreats in Prestwick, I understand how important this charity is to families coming to grips with this devastating news. Over the festive period I was lucky enough to meet a gorgeous little girl who had survived cancer and had been to the Prestwick retreat with her family. Getting to meet someone who had survived something so horrible and had been so brave hit home to me how important the partnership between Signet (the parent company of H Samuel and Ernest Jones- among others) and this charity really was.
So on the third of July myself and some of my colleagues will be climbing the Dumyat in Stirling to raise money for this incredible charity. I am extremely terrified as I am horribly unfit, however, I know that the knowledge of why I am doing it will get me through the climb.
I have set up a JustGiving page for this climb and would love it if you could donate to such a worthwhile cause. Thank you for taking the time to read this.