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Every year, Children’s Cancer North launches a Christmas campaign; giving our donors, supporters, patrons and members of the public the chance to support our charity whilst spreading some festive cheer.

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This year, we’ve had the pleasure of working with Lucy and Paul from For The Love of The North – as well as some very talented North East artists – to create a new range of Christmas cards and gifts.

Like many charities and organisations, we start planning our festive activity in the summer, and for this year’s Christmas campaign we looked to our region’s iconic landscapes and landmarks for inspiration.

Children’s Cancer North provides support to children, young people, and families from across the North East and Cumbria, meaning people travel far and wide to receive treatment at the Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle. It’s this journey people make, and the landmarks they pass on their way, that inspired the designs for this year’s Christmas campaign.

If you’re travelling from the south of the region, you’re welcomed into Gateshead and Newcastle by the impressive sight of The Angel of the North. And for families travelling from the west of the country, Hadrian’s Wall, and the iconic image of Sycamore Gap, symbolises the journey to our regional capital. It’s for these reasons both sites were chosen to feature in our Christmas campaign this year, which includes some beautifully designed Christmas cards, decorations and a festive-themed tea towel.

The stunning artwork by local artist, Jo McKinnon (AKA. Missus Print), was created before the devastating felling of the famous sycamore at Hadrian’s Wall. Instead of changing the Sycamore Gap design, we’ve chosen to celebrate and honour this iconic North East image, which is loved by millions around the world.

By supporting our Christmas campaign, you’re helping bring a smile to the faces of each and every child and young person going through cancer treatment at Christmas. Your purchase means we can spread some festive sparkle across Wards 4 and 14 at the Great North Children’s Hospital, deliver seasonal events and activities, and hand out gifts to all the children (on behalf of Santa, of course).

You can explore our full festive range of cards and gifts in our online Shop. All the money raised goes directly to the charity to continue making life better for children with cancer.

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This Christmas we are also part of the UK’s biggest matched funding programme, providing you with an exciting opportunity to have your donation doubled! Make a donation between midday on 28 November and midday on 05 December 2023 and your donation will be doubled thanks to The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge match funding campaign. Donations must be made through the following campaign link during this time period to be doubled.

Make a donation between midday on 28 November and midday on 05 December 2023.

All proceeds raised from this campaign will go towards our new Family Support Fund, which is designed to take away some of the financial stress families face when their child is first diagnosed. Research has shown that, on average, families spend £250 a month just on travel. At a time that their world has been turned upside down, our £250 one-off Family Support Fund payment means families can focus on what matters most, the health and wellbeing of their child. Thank you to the Encore Group and to The Hospital Saturday Fund for their generous match funding pledges.

Support an important local charity and spread some festive cheer by giving the gift of Children’s Cancer North this Christmas.

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