Bromley Football Club Community Sports Trust were delighted to welcome Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust Saturday’s home fixture against Wrexham.
The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust is a local charity that supports children suffering with cancer and leukaemia in our local area.
Their Bromley Childhood Cancer Support Group were Saturday’s mascots and really enjoyed their day. Their volunteers were also going around the ground doing bucket collections.
The Chartwell Cancer Trust is a vitally important local charity, with an increasingly regional reach.
For the past 15 years, the charity has been raising funds to make improvements to cancer care for patients, families and medical staff across South London, North Kent and East Surrey aiming to change the lives of both adults and children suffering from cancer and leukaemia.
Through a variety of fundraising initiatives, the charity has helped to transform healthcare and services across the regions by providing funds to improve and enhance patient care.
The charity provides assistance to oncology patients of all ages and staff teams at The Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, King’s College Hospital, Southwark, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and Croydon University Hospital.
The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust extends its support to the local children’s oncology wards: ‘Frog’ room in Croydon University Hospital, ‘Toni & Guy’ Ward in Kings College Hospital and Tiger Ward in Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich. The charity strives to fulfil the wish lists of the nursing staff on the oncology wards within these three local hospitals which includes funding for equipment, furniture, specialist nurse training, toys and fun times.
They also run and fully fund four Childhood Cancer Support Groups for children undergoing treatment for cancer or leukaemia in our local and surrounding areas (Bromley, Croydon, Woolwich & Kings College). This support network offers a lifeline to the child, their siblings and parents at a very difficult time in their lives.
Throughout the year they also organise regular monthly meetups including Christmas, Easter & Halloween parties, providing these families with the opportunity to make special memories, whilst having some “normal” time with other oncology families that are in a similar situation.
More information is available on their website.