In June 2019 Amelie from Putteridge Primary School was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. She is now 7 years old. This was obviously a huge shock to Amelie and her family. Amelie is now undergoing chemotherapy treatment at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge and the Luton and Dunstable Hospital. Since the diagnosis Amelie, her family and school have received support from an amazing charity called CLIC Sargent.
CLIC Sargent have a care team who provide day-to-day support by giving information and guidance, to clinical care and specialist play during treatment. Their nursing teams can provide personal care and support at home, or arrange for treatment to be given closer to home. They also have CLIC Sargent Homes from Home, which offers accommodation close to hospitals, where families can stay during treatment for free. CLIC Sargent provides grants to families because on average, cancer will cost families an extra £600 per month. Many children have to travel 60 miles to their nearest cancer treatment centre.
Putteridge Primary and St Matthews Primary Schools have joined forces to raise money for CLIC Sargent. We are aiming to raise £14,000 and this money would cover the costs of the grants given to families in Bedfordshire for a year.
The staff challenge will take place on Friday 27th March where teams from both schools will be walking 60km from Luton to Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, in a day. Addenbrookes is the nearest cancer treatment centre for this area. The trek will highlight how far families have to travel often more than once a week to receive medical care.
Thank you so much for your donations and support.