Tuesday, April 23, 2013

10 mile road race and fun run - in aid of CLIC Sargent and Yorkhill Childrens Foundation - Sunday 9th June

You can get a copy of the entry form or a poster via this page here.  Danny Bow told the Gurn a little about the chairties that will benefit from this  fund raising event:   

"Our family have benefited enormously from both the chosen charities, and your readers support  would help other families with sick children from all around Scotland receive this wonderful support.

Yorkhill Children's Foundation provides enhanced medical equipment and resources which benefit sick children and babies who are treated at Yorkhill Hospital and within NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde. These can include innovative medical equipment, improvements in child and family facilities and paediatric research and training.

CLIC Sargent - Caring for Children and Young people with Cancer
Every day ten families in UK are given the devastating news that their child has cancer. CLIC Sargent is the only charity offering them care and support every step of the way, both emotionally and practically, in a very unobtrusive, but essential way.
At the moment, because of funding, they can only help three out of every four of these families.  In the Highlands there is a CLIC Sargent professional at Raigmore and a paediatric oncology nurse. Although these services are based locally the majority of children have to be treated in Glasgow or Edinburgh for weeks, months or longer.
CLIC Sargent provides self-catering accommodation for families at a wonderful purpose built home situated 2 minutes from the hospital. They also have a lovely purpose built holiday house in Prestwick, enabling these families some time away from the hospital situation families."

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