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Get Involved This Christmas...

Children being treated for cancer often have to spend Christmas in hospital. Help to make their Christmas better by supporting our campaign, sending our Christmas cards or doing your own fundraising – there’s lots of ways you can help to make their lives better!

Donate to our Christmas 2021 appeal

Set up your own fundraiser

1. Choose your fundraising activity

- Christmas jumper day - this works on zoom as well as in the office!
- Christmas bake sale - tag us in your showstopper bakes!
- Set up a gift wrapping service for your friends and colleagues
- Santa swimathon - set your own goals for a festive themed swim
- Go with your our own idea!

2. Create your FUNdraising page

By creating a Christmas 2021 JustGiving page you can keep all of your donations or sponsorship in one place.

The funds come directly to us and it's an easy way to keep track of your fundraising.

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3. Request your resource pack

We can provide you with a range of resources to make your fundraising easy. We have everything from t-shirts, running vests, pens, pencils, bunting, collection buckets and more. Contact the team to find out how we can help

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Go old school and send Christmas cards.

Make a one-off donation

Below are just a few examples of how a one off donation will help a family this Christmas.

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with thanks from the families

Choose your donation amount

£15.00 - would pay for a blood sample

Many hundreds of these need to be done each year to check on the progress of a child's treatment.

£22.00 - would pay for a Chemo Duck

Chemo ducks offer comfort and reassurance to children going through treatment for cancer.
"This is such a great initiative. Coming into hospital and getting a central line in can be really scary. Having a new friend like Chemo Duck, who has the same line as the child, is a fantastic way to make this less daunting." - Dr Geoff Shenton, Consultant at Great North Children's Hospital

£50.00 - would pay for a pizza and movie night

It's not very nice being stuck as an inpatient. £50.00 pays for a film and social (ly distanced) night for teenage patients.

£70.00 - would pay for a professional animation session

These sessions, facilitated by Tom from AnimateCity, help patients bring their creative ideas to life!

£100.00 would pay for a research test

An example of this is a test that will allow researchers to understand why some children are resistant to certain leukaemia treatments.

£250.00 - would pay for gene screening

£250.00 will pay for a researcher to conduct a small scale gene screening to match a child to the right clinical trial. The relationship between Newcastle University and the Great North Children's Hospital means that early phase clinical trials that aren't able to take place elsewhere can do so in this region, giving more hope to the most difficult to treat patients.

Don't forget to enter our winter raffle... (Powered by Rally Up)

With many thanks…

Thank you to Altogether for donating this year’s Christmas designs, Shiremoor Press for donating print for our Christmas cards and to all who donated prizes for our Christmas Raffle.

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