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Mayor Mackin announces Cancer Fund for Children as his Mayoral Charity.


The Mayor, Councillor Uel Mackin has announced his Mayoral Charity as Cancer Fund for Children, 

Every week in Northern Ireland, three children and young people aged 0-24 are diagnosed with cancer. Cancer Fund for Children understands the devastating impact a cancer diagnosis and treatment can have on the whole family and that beyond the essential clinical care there is a family life that needs to be rebuilt at home and in the community.

Their team of experienced Specialists help families cope with the impact cancer has on their lives, supporting them through life during and after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement. Cancer Fund for Children’s aim is to support families so that they don’t have to face cancer alone.

As well as supporting families when a child is diagnosed with cancer, Cancer Fund for Children also provides support to children, and their families when a parent receives a cancer diagnosis. Every week in Northern Ireland, Cancer Fund for Children supports another nine children who have a parent diagnosed with cancer. 

Every year, Cancer Fund for Children supports on average 500 families affected by cancer across Northern Ireland, providing them with a range of practical, emotional and financial support, as well as free therapeutic short breaks, to help them cope with the impact cancer has on their lives. The charity recently announced that its therapeutic short break centre, Daisy Lodge had provided over 1,500 short breaks to families, giving them a unique opportunity to spend quality time together, away from the stresses of cancer treatment and hospital visits.

During the year, the Mayor’s Office will be organising and hosting a wide range of fundraising events and is hopeful that local residents and businesses will consider supporting the Mayoral Charity for any fundraising events organised within the local community.

If you are interested in helping with fund-raising for Cancer Fund for Children or contributing to the Mayor’s Charity please contact the Mayor’s Secretary on T: 02892 509331 or email mayor’s.secretary@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk

More information on Cancer Fund for Children can also be found at www.cancerfundforchildren.com