cancer survivor asks residents to back cancer charity
teenage cancer survivor from Burnham-On-Sea is inviting local people
to back a campaign to support the charity that helped him through
Panteli, 15, hopes to raise awareness and funds for CLIC Sargent,
the cancer charity that supports children and young people.
was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma last March, having suffered
high blood pressure, nose bleeds and headaches.
his treatment, the brave teenager and his family have received support
from a CLIC Sargent social worker who provide financial, emotional
and practical support to young people with cancer.
family also stayed at one of the charities 'Home from Homes' in
Bristol where families can stay for free during treatment when Zenon
was transferred to a hospital there.
said: "When I was diagnosed with cancer it was a huge shock.
My CLIC Sargent social worker Linda has been a massive help, she
is so nice and supportive."
has also arranged fun events for me to go on like a flying experience
day which was amazing."
really proud to wear my World Cancer Day band because CLIC Sargent
made such a difference to me and my family."
a band and shouting about this campaign is such an easy way to make
sure you can help other families. I hope everyone in Burnham-On-Sea
gets behind this."
Wilson, Fundraising Manager at CLIC Sargent, added: "Today,
11 children and young people in the UK will hear the shocking news
that they have cancer. When cancer strikes young lives we fight
tirelessly to provide the financial, emotional and practical support
World Cancer Day, we want everyone to band together
behind children and young people like Zenon by donating, wearing
a Unity Band and spreading the word. These simple acts will help
more young people thrive not just survive after their cancer diagnosis."
Zenon's treatment which finished in August was a success and hes
now back at school.
family are keen to give something back by backing the charitys
World Cancer Day campaign and will be wearing Unity Bands to show
their support and unity for those affected by cancer. You can buy
a unity band for a suggested donation of £2 from Wetherspoons
pubs, including the Reeds Arms, and Wallis stores.
can also buy them online at www.clicsargent.org.uk/WorldCancerDay