Belfast Telegraph Home Delivery teams with CLIC Sargent
The Belfast Telegraph’s Home Delivery service has teamed up with CLIC Sargent, the charity for children and young people with cancer to support its Northern Ireland Homes from Home Appeal.
The partnership means that new customers signing up for Home Delivery can choose to donate £10 to the local charity’s campaign, with the Belfast Telegraph covering the cost.
Explaining the importance of the new partnership Teresa Sloan, Appeal Director at CLIC Sargent said; “On average, families in Northern Ireland have to travel 95 miles, up to five times a week to access the cancer treatment they need for their sick child. This puts a big financial strain on the family with the cost of travel and possibly temporary accommodation while their child is undergoing treatment.
“That is why we have launched an exciting Appeal to build two Homes from Home close to the two main Belfast hospitals so that we can ease this financial and emotional burden on families at an already difficult time.
“A donation of £10 could help to buy toys to create a fun, comfortable environment for children in one of our Homes from Home. This is just one example of how Belfast Telegraph readers can make a real difference to children and young people with cancer in Northern Ireland.”
Marette Mooney, Newspaper Sales Manager at the Belfast Telegraph said "We are delighted to be working in partnership with CLIC Sargent and supporting this appeal through our Home Delivery service. Any new customer who signs up for Home Delivery will have £10 donated on their behalf by the Belfast Telegraph."
Every week two children and young people in Northern Ireland are told they have cancer, and diagnosis usually comes as a shock. Treatment normally starts straightaway and can last up to three years. Although survival rates are over 80%, cancer remains the single largest cause of death from disease in children in the UK.
CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people. It provides clinical, practical and emotional support for young cancer patients and their families, from diagnosis onwards. For more information visit www.clicsargent.org.uk.
Home Delivery customers benefit from free delivery of the Belfast Telegraph to their door and pay only 50p* per day for the paper.
To sign up for the Home Delivery service, freephone 0800 028 1909 or find out more on the Home Delivery website.
*This offer is open to new sign ups only within available distributor areas. The offer is available for a six week period only after which you will be charged at the normal invoice rate of 64p per day. All sign ups are for a minimum of two weeks.