Bumper cash boost from Jane Tomlinson Appeal
June 11, 2015
We’re celebrating after receiving a bumper donation from the Jane Tomlinson Appeal Big Charity Giveaway. The Appeal donated £15,000 to Cavendish – helping us to support more cancer patients and their families through diagnosis, treatment and beyond.
The money will help fund 40 more children to use the services of the Centre to help them come to terms with how cancer has affected them and their families.
Jane Tomlinson, a cancer patient from Leeds, raised over £1.8 million during her lifetime for cancer charities by completing marathons and bike-rides. She died in 2007, and the Appeal set up in her name announced earlier this year that they had raised an amazing £7.6 million.
The Appeal chose Cavendish Cancer Care as one of the recipients of its Big Charity Giveaway as Jane was especially passionate about supporting charities that helped children through cancer.
Chris Farrell, Chief Executive of Cavendish Cancer Care said: “Jane Tomlinson was a very inspirational lady and we are so thankful that her legacy will help support so many children from our region. Cancer doesn’t just affect the patient, it affects their whole family, and many children have benefitted from the specialist therapies we provide to help them cope through a very difficult and confusing time.”
The Children and Young Person’s Service at the Centre isn’t just for children who have cancer themselves- it also supports those who have a family member who has been affected by the illness.
Therapists use specialist techniques including Cognitive Behavioural and Play therapies to help children explore their emotions and fears around cancer in a safe and supportive way.