Young Lives vs Cancer, the UK’s leading children and young people’s cancer charity, has been chosen by local company Meadow Foods Chester Head Office Site as its charity of the year in hope to raise vital funds and awareness.
As a company, we have supported various good causes over the years but recently decided to launch our first year long Charity of the Year partnership. Young Lives vs Cancer were selected following a staff vote.
Emma Stevens, Head of HR at Meadow Foods said: “Meadow Foods are really proud to be part of ‘Team Young Lives’. Cancer turns families’ lives upside down, it’s so important that Young Lives vs Cancer are there from the point of diagnosis to provide all the support that they need. We are hoping to have a really successful year through a variety of fundraising events – we want to raise as much as possible.”
Last year in Cheshire, Young Lives vs Cancer helped 99 families find the strength to face cancer. The charity gave out 84 financial grants totalling more than £16,000 to help families cope with the costs of cancer. The Cancer Costs report from the charity found that families with a child on active treatment spend an extra £600 a month – often when parents are unable to work.
Sophie Meadows, Fundraising Engagement Manager for Cheshire at Young Lives vs Cancer, said: “I’m really excited that Meadow Foods have chosen to support Young Lives vs Cancer this year. Thanks to their support, we will be able to help even more children and young people in Cheshire find the strength to face whatever cancer throws at them.”
For more information about Young Lives vs Cancer’s work, go to www.younglivesvscancer.org.uk