Southwater One given golden glow in support of children battling cancer

Southwater One will shine with a gold halo the first week of September to mark the start of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Southwater One will shine with a gold halo to mark the start of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Photo: Telford & Wrekin Council

The Telford & Wrekin Council building, which sits next to Telford Town Park, is getting its golden glow to show support for all those families who fight childhood cancer in the borough every year.

Sally Johnson, of the Harry Johnson Trust, approached the council asking if they could help raise awareness of childhood cancer and the inspirational people across the congregation who support each other through some of their most trying times.

Telford & Wrekin Council Deputy Leader Richard Overton said: “Facing cancer at any age is one of life’s greatest challenges, but a child diagnosed with cancer is a parent’s worst nightmare.

“On behalf of everyone at Telford & Wrekin, I would like to thank Sally for the great work of the Harry Johnson Trust. She brings comfort and joy to local families battling the disease.

“I would also like to thank the entire team at the pediatric cancer department for the expert care they provide. You really are heroes.”

Sally founded The Harry Johnson Trust when her seven-year-old son Harry lost a short battle with Double Hit Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

The Trust provides help and support to children and teenagers receiving care from the Princess Royal Hospital’s oncology team. They fund a range of projects, including baskets of useful items for the first few nights in the hospital and soft fleece pillowcases or blankets for when a child begins to lose their hair from chemo.

Sally Johnson, founder of the Harry Johnson Trust, said: “There are many children diagnosed with cancer in our communities and I am grateful to Telford and Wrekin Council for their support by going gold in September.

“This will help showcase the great work of our pediatric cancer teams at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust. What they are doing for these children and their families is truly amazing. Thank you!”

Southwater One will be lit in gold from September 1-7, and in the same week a short film telling the story of The Harry Johnson Trust will be shared on Telford & Wrekin’s social media channels.

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