We are a small charity, formed in 2011, who aim to assist in relieving hardship for families who include young people with Osteosarcoma. We want to improve the mental wellbeing of young cancer sufferers by giving them the opportunity to have a day out as a family.
As we're growing, we hope to help Ewings Sarcoma patients and young people with any form of cancer in the North East of England.
Where the cancer occurs through Osteo or Ewings in the leg the Trust will pay for transportation which can accommodate the young person’s needs (taxi with wheelchair space/leg rest etc.) and the cost of a day out.
Where the cancer occurs in other parts of the body, donations will be made for a day out for the family.
Referrals will be made to the charity by the CLIC Sargent teams throughout England and Northern Ireland. After initial support for active Osteo or Ewings cases, families can reapply every 6 months (again via CLIC Sargent) should care become paliative. Other families can benefit from projects we set up in NE hospitals.
Komatsu's Charity of the year 2012-13 - helping with technology and fundraising
Harlands' Charity of the year 2013-14 - helping with developing what we do
Morpeth Mayors' Charity of the year 2013-14
David Nairn - (Chair) Rowands Accountants, Birtley
Carol Brierley - (Treasurer) Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund
Nicky Harrison - White Hot Communications, PR and Media
Nikky Locke - Durham County Council
Sally Carmichael - GP
Jane Nattrass (Charity Secretary) - Henry's Mum.