This year our Charity of the Year is Young Lives vs Cancer, voted for by Red Funnel colleagues and the public.
Young Lives vs Cancer provides support for young people living with cancer and supports their families in dealing with the challenges cancer brings. Over the past year, this amazing charity has helped make a difference to the lives of over 200 families across the IOW and Hampshire, and we are proud to help them keep making a difference in 2022.
Any customers making a booking with us between now and the end of 2022 will be able to make a donation at checkout or customers can make donations between £1 - £20 via the 'Donate' button below. All donation made will go to Young Lives vs Cancer.
A bit more about Young Lives vs Cancer in their own words...
Young Lives vs Cancer
'If selected, funds raised will hugely help the charity support children and young people with cancer and their families on the Isle of Wight. When a child is diagnosed with cancer it threatens everything, for them and their family. For families facing this on the IOW this means treatment at the nearest specialist hospital Southampton General Hospital where the Young Lives vs Cancer social care team is based. They provide specialist and bespoke support to help families face everything cancer throws at them. It could be a financial grant for a parent struggling to keep their child warm through their treatment or for a young person who can’t afford to get to hospital; or helping a family stay together by staying at the ‘Home from Home’ Jean’s House, a free place for families to stay close to hospital when their child is receiving treatment. The team supported over 200 families from the IOW & Hampshire in the past year, without government funding. They can only provide this vital support thanks to the kindness of others.'