AN APPEAL has been launched for donations of pre loved clothing to support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
The charity is asking for clothing, accessories and homeware to TK Maxx’s Give Up Clothes for Good campaign, in support of Cancer Research UK for Children. Donations can be made at TK Maxx stores in Prestatyn, Llandudno and Bangor, or Cancer Research shops in Holyhead, Bangor and Colwyn Bay.
When sold in Cancer Research UK shops, each bag of items donated could raise up to £25 to help fund research into children’s and young people’s cancers. With around 85 children diagnosed with cancer every year in Wales, the need to support this vital work is as important as ever.
Cassandra Miles, Wales’ spokesperson for Cancer Research UK for Children and Young People, said: “Cancer in children and young people is different to cancer in adults, from the types of cancer, to the impact of treatment and the long-term side effects survivors often experience. That’s why it needs different, dedicated research which campaigns like Give Up Clothes for Good help to fund. Cancer still claims the lives of around 510 under 25s every year in the UK.”
Jo Murphy, Assistant Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at TK Maxx, said: “We’re incredibly grateful to our associates and customers in North Wales who have helped us to raise millions for research into children’s and young people’s cancers. We’re making every effort to ensure people can donate safely, so we can keep transforming their pre-loved items into vital funds.”
Supporters can also help raise funds by wearing a gold ribbon badge, the symbol of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, available from TK Maxx and Cancer Research UK stores.