On the 13th May, Children’s Cancer North held its official launch.
The launch featured a number of media interviews with trustees and families and some planned content created especially for the day.
As well as launching the charity, we also launched our 101 appeal to represent the 101 children who were diagnosed with cancer in 2020 in the North East and Cumbria. This has been represented by 101 bells being sent out into the community for people to find, share on social media then re-hide somewhere new
101 bells have gone out in to the community
The Bell Poem
At our launch event we were very proud and grateful to be able to share this very special poem that was written especially for us by Jenny Pearson – local published children’s author and teacher. Jenny did a workshop with some of the young people that have been through or are currently undergoing treatment for cancer at the Great North Childrens Hospital, RVI and then wrote this poem to help us raise awareness of childhood cancer. We’d like to say a HUGE thank you to the families that helped with this project, and of course the young people who performed and helped to inspire Jenny.
The Launch Event
The launch event itself had additional films from Tom Madge – Animation specialist from Animate City who works with children on the wards to create stop-gap animation films, and Chris Minnis, music therapist from Nordoff Robbins who were both able to show the value of the work we fund on the wards. These films are on our YouTube channel and also part of the full event film below.
Attendees at the event also heard from:
Chris Peacock, Chair, Professor Sir Alan Craft, Trustee Professor Steve Clifford, Director at Newcastle University’s Centre for Cancer Dr Geoff Shenton, Consultant Paediatric Oncologist at the Great North Children’s Hospital & Trustee Louise Ollett, Clinical Educator & Trustee Children who have been through treatment