Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children
Between 2014 and 2017, staff at SDC Trailers £130,645 to support local children's cancer charity, Cancer Fund for Children through various fundraising events and a payroll giving scheme. The funds raised have enabled the charity’s team of specialists to provide a range of practical, emotional and financial support, as well as free therapeutic short breaks to families whose lives have been impacted by cancer.
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.