As many of you may be aware, the GKCCT was founded in memory of four-year-old Grace from Worcestershire who sadly passed away in 2014, following a battle with a rare form of cancer. The vision of the Trust was born from the inspiration that Grace imparted on all the people she met.
Childhood cancer remains the number one medical cause of death of children in the UK and we are working to change this for the children of the future.
It has been heart-warming to see how people coming together to help has made such a difference to so many children and families. The support that Sterling members have given us over the last 12 to 18 month is greatly appreciated.
The last 18 months has been an incredibly difficult time for so many people, including our families. When shop shelves were bare, we delivered support packs of food and supplies to the local families that needed them. It was wonderful to see our team and a number of volunteers working together to deliver these support packs across Worcestershire to the isolating families that needed them. This was vital to so many.
The past year has been turbulent for us all. It has been a time to come together and support each other. The team at the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust has continued to work tirelessly in their fight against childhood cancer.
With charity income taking a decline of 30% below our income predicted for this year, the charity is working tirelessly to try and support the needs of our families despite this reduced income.
To date, we have provided over £50,000 of financial support grants to families to date to help families through this difficult time in their lives. Simply being there for families and offering emotional and practical support can make such a difference.
There are many ways to get involved with the charity, from volunteering your time, attending an upcoming event, holding your own event or taking on a fundraising challenge or simply making a one-off donation or setting up a regular gift to the trust.
If you would like to find out more about our work and how to support us and get involved, including how to make one off or regular donations, please take a look at the rest of our website for more information. www.gkcct.org
Dr Jen Kelly, charity founder said:
“Thank you so much to everyone that has helped support us in any way to date. The Sterling membership group have been so supportive of our work over the last 12 months and for this, we are so grateful. Childhood cancer remains the number one medical cause of death of children in the UK and we are determined to try and change this for the children of the future.”
Upcoming Fundraising Opportunities at the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust
As the charity starts planning for 2022 we are actively seeking support from businesses who want to be part of our team.
As a charity we receive no statutory funding meaning that we have to raise every single penny to fund our work, relying wholly on our supporters, fundraisers and businesses for their support.
We are looking for businesses to support us by signing up to our sponsorship packages. This would be the start of a great relationship with the team here at the GKCCT, something that we would both be very proud of.
We can help your business to reach a new audience and demonstrate to your customers that you are socially engaged and supporting a worthwhile charity.
Become part of the #GKCCTteam and help us in our fight against childhood cancer.
We are delighted to announce we will be holding our first ever fire walk, kindly sponsored by Green Breeze Ambient and hosted by UK Firewalk on the 15th October at Aztec in Bromsgrove.
Firewalking is a great way to achieve something you never thought you would achieve and raise money for the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust at the same time!
We are looking for a team of daredevils to face their fears and walk a short distance, 15ft to be exact, across the soft glowing smouldering hot coals.
It may sound tough but it’s perfectly safe, and what could be more fun!
Be part of the GKCCT team and help us to raise vital funds in our fight against childhood cancer.