Hammersmith-based cancer charity receives funding from housebuilder

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A children’s cancer charity which provides Homes from Home accommodation for families close to a hospital has received a £990 donation thanks to a North London housebuilder.

CLIC Sargent, based in Hammersmith, received the donation from Persimmon Homes North London as part of its Community Champions initiative, which sees two local groups receive a match-funded donation of up to £1,000 every month.

CLIC Sargent offers a range of services to children and their families, including covering the cost of accommodation that allows parents and their children to stay close to a hospital while receiving treatment.

Back in 2008, Jordan Anderton, from Plymouth, was diagnosed with cancer aged just 14. Jordan was required to travel long distances to attend hospital appointments and receive radiotherapy sessions which meant he and his family had to sometimes stay in hotels near to the hospital. As the costs spiralled, CLIC Sargent provided a Home from Home for the family at no extra cost if required as well as financial support.

The money donated by Persimmon Homes North London will be used to house children and their families in one of CLIC Sargent’s Homes from Home.

Tori Williams, spokeswoman for CLIC Sargent, said: “It is fantastic that we have been chosen for the Community Champions donation. We know the positive impact that CLIC Sargent’s Home from Home has on cancer patients and their families, as the financial difficulties that come with staying in hotels and travelling when a child has cancer can be crippling for a family.

“We are grateful to Jordan for nominating us for this award and extremely thankful to Persimmon Homes North London as the donation will go a long way to making a sick child and their family’s life a little bit easier.”

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