We smash our Big Give target raising over £26,000 to provide a specialist nurse for teenagers and young adults with cancer in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire.
A national campaign of ‘match-giving’ to charity called The Big Give enabled them to double donations made to them online over a seven-day period. The Clive and Sylvia Richards Charity kindly provided the match funding.
We’re over the moon. Thank you so much for your support!
The campaign launched on #GivingTuesday, 28 November and ran from 12 noon until Tuesday 5 December.
Julia Jenkins, Head of Fundraising, Cobalt said: “This is fantastic news and will help us to continue to fund a Teenage and Young Adults with Cancer (TYA) Specialist Nurse based at Cheltenham General Hospital. Cobalt have supported the post since 2011. These specialist nursing roles ensure young people are supported throughout their cancer, helping them to move forward with their lives”.
Megan Willsher Cobalt Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Nurse said: “The money will help continue to fund this specialist nursing post. Young people will now be able to continue to receive emotional and practical support at a most difficult time in their lives having been diagnosed with cancer. Having such a serious illness at such a young age turns lives upside down and they have very different needs to an adult”.
Megan supported Jordan Mustoe, when at age 24 she was diagnosed with Leukaemia: “Being diagnosed with Leukaemia was a massive shock, my life changed as soon as I found out and I knew I had a massive fight on my hands. The impact was huge, family and friends all had to get their heads around this”.