Volunteers needed in Bristol to represent Young Lives vs Cancer this Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Volunteer with Young Lives vs Cancer this month to raise awareness about childhood cancer

Submitted by Young Lives vs Cancer

In September, during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the UK’s leading childhood cancer charity, Young Lives vs Cancer, will help children with cancer make their voices heard.

Having cancer as a child is scary, lonely, relentless and painful. Over the past year, kids have missed so much, but for many kids with cancer, they still swap classrooms for chemotherapy, still wave through the windows at family members, and watch friends blow out birthday candles through phone screens.

This Childhood Cancer Awareness Month charity, Young Lives vs Cancer, wants everyone to see children with cancer for who they are and who they want to be. Because they are more than their cancer.

The charity would like to see the local community come together to help young people with cancer in Bristol and Somerset, and there are many ways to get involved. They are looking for volunteers to represent Young Lives vs Cancer at the bucket collections in local Morrisons stores.

There are different dates in September, all available dates and times can be found on the website. In return, volunteers get a warm fuzzy feeling and a huge sense of pride.

In the UK, children with cancer have to travel an average of 60 miles round trip to the hospital to receive life-saving treatment, while many travel further afield. Young Lives vs Cancer would love for people in the local community to sign up for their Challenge60 event.

People could run 60 miles (two miles a day), take a 60-mile bike ride, or even jump all month long. People can also support young people with cancer by purchasing the Young Lives vs Cancer Gold Ribbon Badge, which is available at Young Lives vs Cancer charity and Morrisons stores, or you can order one online for a suggested donation of £1 .

Volunteer with Young Lives vs Cancer this month to raise awareness about childhood cancer

The charity receives no government funding, so the 174 young cancer patients from Bristol and Somerset who were supported by Young Lives vs Cancer last year are thanks to this support.

The community’s continued support and efforts mean that Young Lives vs Cancer can be there for the children and young people of Bristol and Somerset with cancer, keeping families together through home-from-home proximity to hospitals and financial grants for support.

You can learn more about all the ways to get involved in this Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, make a donation, or shop online here.

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