The 2016 event donates £13,275 to Teenage Cancer Trust and other local groups
Local charities and organisations are receiving £13,275 from the event held on 15th May. This will take the cumulative amount donated to local Cambridgeshire good causes, since the event was first held, to over £424,000.
Funding for the Teenage Cancer Trust will contribute to further developments at the charity’s unit at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, which was opened in 2012. Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for young people aged between 13 and 24 diagnosed with cancer - seven every day. The charity builds specialist units within NHS hospitals that bring young people together to be treated by teenage cancer experts in a place designed just for them.
On receiving a cheque for £7,000 Helen Bearfield-Swift, Regional Fundraising Manager, East Anglia & East Midlands said ‘The Sawston Fun Run is one of the jewels in the Cambridge community crown and the local Teenage Cancer Trust team were proud to be a part of it. The donation to our charity will help support the hundreds of young people with cancer treated at our unit at Addenbrooke’s Hospital this year. The work of our Youth Support Coordinator, Amy, helps to make a young person’s time in hospital more bearable during long periods of intense treatment. These vital funds will help Amy with activities to encourage patients to socialise and remain active and connect with others’.
Eighteen year-old Lily from Suffolk is one of the young people to benefit: “I met lots of people my age and they all knew what I was going through and tried to help in whatever way they could.
Other beneficiaries receiving funds from the event are:
Cambridge Cancer Help Centre 1,000, Stapleford Primary School 1,000, Centre 33 700, Bellbird Primary School 650, Ladybird playgroup, Thriplow 650, Whittlesford Out-of-school club 500, Granta School 475, Sawston Village College 400, Local Primary Schools 350, Max's Mission 300, Sawston Air Training Corps 250, Sawston Boys & Girls Brigade 200.