With thanks to Dave Macdermid.
Dons Captain Russell Anderson and Vice-Captain Mark Reynolds discovered not a pot of gold but a gold ribbon on their pitch which appeared during Childhood cancer Awareness Month this September.
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is raising awareness of the impact of childhood cancer, and of CLIC Sargent’s work supporting young cancer patients and their families.
Every month, thousands of families deal with the devastating impact of a cancer diagnosis and its treatment. Cancer treatment for children is often gruelling and can start immediately, last as long as three years and take place many miles from home.
Throughout September, people across the UK are going gold – wearing gold ribbons, holding their own gold event or texting “GOLD” to 70030 to donate £3* to CLIC Sargent for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
At the home of his heroes was 8 year old Fraser Adams from Aberdeen who is currently being treated for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia at Aberdeen’s Royal Children’s Hospital. The family are being supported by CLIC Sargent’s nurse and social worker. Fraser was diagnosed in May 2013 and has another 2 years of treatment left.
The first 3 phases of Fraser’s treatment was very intense, he missed a lot of school and had very little energy. He’s now in the Maintenance stage of his treatment and is feeling fit and well. He is back full time at school, back at his school football training and participating in the game he loves.
Spokesperson’s name, from Aberdeen FC, said:
“We’re really excited to go gold for CLIC Sargent and delighted to encourage our players, staff and supports to text “GOLD” to donate.
“Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is a fantastic opportunity to show we are standing by children with cancer, and their families.”
Holly Taylor, CLIC Sargent’s Fundraising Manager for the North East of Scotland and Shetland said:
“We’re so pleased the Dons are promoting our going gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by encouraging folk to Text ‘GOLD’ to 70030 to donate £3* to help us support children like Fraser and their families.
“Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is a great opportunity for schools, businesses, universities and communities to show they are standing by children with cancer.
“If you or your school, group or workplace would like to join in the fun and go gold in September you can find out more at www.clicsargent.org.uk/ccam or call 0845 1212 492.”
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is in partnership with Network Rail.
*You will be charged £3, plus one message at your standard network rate. 100% of your donation will be received by CLIC Sargent, Registered Charity No: 1107328 and Scotland SC039857. If you have any questions please call 0845 120 4442
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Me reading this in 2021, this is Fraser by the way.