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Childhood Cancer Parents Alliance is SARH’s new nominated charity

A NATIONAL charity which supports families affected by childhood and adolescent cancer has been chosen as Stafford and Rural Homes nominated charity in 2014.

Alisa Douce, PA to the SARH chief executive, chose Childhood Cancer Parents Alliance to be the beneficiary of the housing organisations fundraising efforts this year when she was named as the winner of SARH’s ‘Aspiring for Excellence’ staff award for 2013.

The charity is particularly close to Alisa’s heart as she lost her mother to cancer five years ago.

“From my own experience I know how challenging it is to have any family member battling cancer but I think it’s particularly difficult when young people have to face the ordeal.  This is why I wanted to support a great local charity which does so much great work to support families in this situation,” said Alisa.

The Stafford based charity works with local, regional, national and international agencies to promote awareness, support and research to provide the best possible care for all children, teenagers, young adults and their families impacted by cancer.

Rachael Olley Operations Manager for CCPA said: “We are delighted that SARH have chosen us to be their nominated charity for 2014.  This is a wonderful opportunity for a small charity to raise awareness and funds to continue our vital work supporting families of children and young people with cancer. We very much look forward to working with SARH to support their fundraising efforts and would like to thank them from the bottom of our hearts for choosing CCPA.”

Last year SARH raised £4,188 for Greenhall Nursery, which provides support for pre-school children with a range of learning and physical disabilities and their families in Stafford.

“SARH is absolutely delighted to be supporting Childhood Cancer Parents Alliance in 2014. Our staff are always passionate about supporting local good causes and following on our successful year of fundraising for Greenhall Nursery last year I’m sure this year will see a really positive partnership between SARH and Childhood Cancer Parents Alliance,” said Jo Hough, Head of Organisation Development for SARH.

Photo caption: Alisa Douce, SARH’s Aspiring for Excellence award winner 2013, who chose Childhood Cancer Parents Alliance as the organisation’s nominated charity for 2014.

 

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