Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children
Northern Ireland Cancer fund for children offer support to children, teenagers and young adults with cancer. In 2014, NICFC opened a new therapeutic centre in Newcastle, Co. Down, which provides families affected by childhood cancer in Northern Ireland a short break aimed to help them relax during a traumatic and challenging time. Following a visit to the charity’s state-of-the-art family facility, SDC’s Director Darren Donnelly was delighted to announce NICFC as our charity partner for 2014 / 2015.
In the first 11 months, staff at SDC Trailers headquarters in Toomebridge had raised £38,000 for the Northern Ireland Charity through a series of fundraising activities.
Ten children and young people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK every day. It is the most common cause of death in children aged 1 to 14, with approximately 280 children losing their lives to cancer in the UK every year. Despite this, survival rates have increased dramatically over the past 50 years and more than three quarters of young cancer patients can be successfully treated thanks to investment in research and treatment.
Staff at SDC's Mansfield site in Nottinghamshire have appointed Children with Cancer UK as their charity partner for 2015. The charity will benefit from a 12-month long programme of fund-raising activities.