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Teenage Cancer Trust Meeting at Blaxton
fundraisers Will Richardson and David and
Sheila Brazier chose the new coffee shop at
Walkers garden centre for the ideal location
to meet Richard Shaw who had travelled from
London and Iain Kimberley from Wetherby.
Campaign Director for the Teenage Cancer Trust and Iain is Northern area
representative for the charity. The meeting
had been called to discuss a major new
fundraising venture – RUGBY TACKLING TEENAGE
in 2002 when Will organised an acoustic
music concert in David and Sheila’s back
garden. The concert, Midsummer Music
Madness, was a resounding success and raised
over £5000 for the charity.
one neighbour considered the event to have
been too resounding, and his complaints to
the council meant that the concert planned
for the next year had to be moved at very
short notice to Brantingham Park, the home
of the local Rugby Union club Hull Ionians.
successful concerts at Brantingham Park,
Rugby Tackling Teenage Cancer is set to be
taken up by Rugby clubs throughout the
that he was very moved by the support of the
Rugby world towards the objectives of the
Teenage Cancer Trust. The charity,
dedicated to young people who have
contracted the Big C, is seen as a very
relevant charity for their support.
Cancer Trust (TCT) exists to address the
particular problems of teenage cancer
sufferers, recognising that being treated in
a children’s ward or alongside the elderly
in adults’ wards is not conducive to their
well-being. The specialist units are
designed for, and partly by teenagers –
where young people can be together and have
fun, as well as being given the best
possible medical treatment.
One of the
TCT’s very important functions is to educate
young people about lifestyle issues which
will promote good health and hopefully to
help avoid life threatening illnesses.
young people in groups ranging from a few to
school assemblies. Many schools and
colleges find that his teaching fits in very
well with their curriculum. He is equally
happy talking to adult professional groups,
considering that the raising of awareness is
of paramount importance.
No charge is
made for his services and if groups would
like to arrange for Iain to visit, he would
be pleased to hear from them.
Iain were very surprised with the venue
arranged by Sheila on the suggestion of a
friend. Richard remarked that in his many
years of corporate and TCT meetings, he had
never attended a meeting in a garden centre.
agreed that this was a very special place to
hold an informal meeting and felt that the
matters they had discussed would prove
significant for this very worthwhile
information about the TCT please visit the
TCT website or email David and
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