Posted on Wednesday 12 April 2023
Crest Nicholson partners with Young Lives vs Cancer
Housebuilder Crest Nicholson has partnered with the UK’s leading charity for children and young people with cancer, Young Lives vs Cancer.
From April, staff at Crest Nicholson are working together to fundraise for the charity for two years. This will include fundraising through challenges and staff events, and supporting Young Lives vs Cancer’s flagship campaign during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September.
David Brown, Executive Managing Director at Crest Nicholson said: “At Crest Nicholson we’re passionate about people and communities, creating beautiful spaces for people to feel at home so the work of Young Lives vs Cancer really resonated with us as a company. Its work is invaluable, giving support to young cancer patients and providing comforting spaces for their families to stay and become part of a community support network. We are delighted to be partnering with such a worthy cause and look forward to raising much needing funds through our fundraising efforts.”
Liz Lowrey, Strategic Partnerships Lead at Young Lives vs Cancer said: “We’re so grateful to everyone at Crest Nicholson for choosing Young Lives vs Cancer as their new charity partner, and look forward to working together over the next two years. The cost of living crisis is having a huge impact on young cancer patients and families, and money raised from this partnership will make a huge difference to those that Young Lives vs Cancer are there to support.”
Young Lives vs Cancer help children and young people (0-25) and their families to face cancer and everything it throws at them. Their specialist social workers help families from the moment of diagnosis with emotional and financial support from helping to access grants and benefits to liaising with schools and employers, as well as being someone to talk to and to listen to what they need. The charity’s Homes from Home also offer a free place to stay nearby the hospital so families can be together.
The establishment of the Taskforce comes after almost two years of campaigning by Young Lives vs Cancer and Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG), who together have been calling on UK government to implement a dedicated Children and Young People’s Cancer Plan.
Dominique Davis will take up her new role at the end of January