Going for Gold for Childhood Cancer
Published on 7 September 2015
Jannettas Gelateria is once again urging customers, and the local community, to dig deep in return for a golden sweet treat.
The Gelateria has created golden shots of passion fruit sorbet to tie in with the gold theme of CLIC Sargent’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (September).
The campaign follows their support of Wig Wednesday earlier this year at which time they raised almost £400 to support children and young people with cancer.
Throughout September, staff will head to Church Square in St Andrews to give away free samples of their specially commissioned sorbet shots in return for donations. The Perth shop will also take part in the fundraising campaign, with staff heading into the city centre with the delicious samples.
Owen Hazel, Co-Owner, Jannettas said, “We are once again delighted to be supporting this fantastic and extremely worthy charity which helps so many young people with cancer and, of course, their families. Our generous customers raised almost £400 during Wig Wednesday and we’re hopeful of raising another impressive amount to help boost CLIC Sargent’s funds further.”
Deirdre Curley CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager added, “I am delighted that Jannettas Gelateria is supporting CLIC Sargent throughout Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. They have been a tremendous support to CLIC Sargent, helping us spread awareness of the important work we do.”
“Every day ten children and young people are given the devastating news they have cancer. All the money raised from Wig Wednesday goes towards CLIC Sargent’s work providing vital practical, emotional and financial support for families whose lives have been turned upside down by cancer.”
NOTES TO EDITORS
About childhood cancer
Every day, 10 children and young people in the UK hear the shocking news they have cancer. Treatment normally starts immediately, is often given many miles from home and can last for up to three years. Although survival rates are over 80%, cancer remains the single largest cause of death from disease in children and young people in the UK.
About CLIC Sargent
CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. We provide clinical, practical and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. For more information visit www.clicsargent.org.uk