Despite delays due to COVID-19 restrictions, Graham + Sibbald are delighted to be supporting the Teenage Cancer Trust with a cheque donation further to money raised during the company’s 12 Days of Giving campaign back in December 2020.
The campaign saw each Graham + Sibbald office location undertake a fundraising event such as bake sales, ticketed quizzes or Christmas jumper days on behalf of a chosen local charity. As a special Christmas Eve gesture of goodwill, all charities were entered in to a draw to receive a bonus of £2,100 which went to the Teenage Cancer Trust, bringing the total donation figure to £3,420 across a number of UK charities.
The Coronavirus pandemic has had a severe impact on Teenage Cancer Trust’s income, slashing it by a third – a shortfall of around £6m a year. They receive no government funding and while they’re doing everything they can to claw back this lost income, any recovery is likely to be gradual.
Teenage Cancer Trust are the only UK charity working to provide specialised units and nursing care to support for 13 to 24 year olds so that no young person faces cancer alone. One of their latest campaigns is #NotOK which focusses on mental health and the lack of access to key services amongst young cancer patients both during and after treatment. The charity are urgently calling for the Government to prioritise access to mental health and wellbeing services for all.
Graham + Sibbald are grateful to everyone that made a donation in support of our 12 Days of Giving campaign and for the work that is carried out by the Teenage Cancer Trust. The last 12+ months have been exceptional and it means so much to us to be able to give back to our local communities.
To find out more about the Teenage Cancer Trust and to support this wonderful charity, please visit their website – www.teenagecancertrust.org