Added on: 5th July, 2018 by Caroline_9383
A charity which provides support to young people with cancer has been given a cash donation by a regional builder to help them extend their work.
Teenage Cancer Trust, whose Head Office is based in Newman Street, London, received a donation of £1,000 from Persimmon Homes North London through its monthly Community Champions scheme. The builder chose the group to benefit from its match-funded donation.
The charity aims to ensure that every young person with cancer can access specialist support.
Spokeswoman Hannah Lloyd said: “For every young person we reach, there’s another we can’t.
We’re here to ensure no young person faces cancer alone. This donation will help us roll out our nursing and support service so that young people who live further away or find it hard to travel to our specialist cancer units, such as University College London Hospital in London, can be given support in their local hospital or at home. We thank Persimmon Homes for their support.”
Damian Seddon, director-in-charge at Persimmon Homes North London, said: “It is clear the Teenage Cancer Trust provides an invaluable service to young people who are at their most vulnerable and it is good to hear that our donation will be put to such good use.
“If people were unsuccessful in their Community Champions application, we urge them to visit the Persimmon Homes website and to try again this year and hopefully they will become our next recipient.”
Persimmon Homes North London is currently building a collection of homes and apartments at Harrow View West.