Children with Cancer Fund attends royal celebration at Westminster Abbey
16th June 2022
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Celebrations at Westminster Abbey

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales was among the guests at the special service, which was held by the Benefact Group to celebrate its achievement of giving over £100million to good causes.

Children with Cancer Fund was invited to attend the service as one of the 10,000 charities that has benefited from Benefact Group’s giving. £10,000 of funding was awarded to Children with Cancer Fund through the Movement for Good Award. The funding has contributed towards exciting social events that unite children with cancer and their families with others in their immediate community going through the same experiences.

His Royal Highness attended the service on behalf of The Prince’s Foundation. Benefact Group has supported the Foundation for a number of years.

Speakers included Jay Blades, star of the Repair Shop and supporter of literacy charity Read Easy UK, and Sally Randall, CEO and Founder of Abby’s Heroes.

Representing Children with Cancer Fund

Chloe Matthews, Grant Fundraiser for Children with Cancer Fund said “Myself and Chris Downton, one of our founders, attended the service on behalf of Children with Cancer Fund, a small charity that supports families affected by childhood cancer across East Sussex, Brighton, and Hove. We were honoured to be a part of the wonderful service; it was a magical experience and one we will not forget”.

Benefact Group distributes donations through a range of programmes – employee giving, business giving and Group-led programmes such as its Movement for Good Awards – as well as giving all available profits to its charitable owner, the Benefact Trust.

This years nominations

This year’s Movement for Good Awards are open and will see £1million given to charities.

Children with Cancer Fund is encouraging people to nominate them for a chance to win £1,000. It’s quick and easy to nominate Children with Cancer Fund at 

Winners will be drawn at random, and the more times Children with Cancer Fund is nominated the more chance it has of being selected.

Funding would be used to provide five week-long caravan breaks for children with cancer and their families, enabling them to spend quality time together away from the harsh reality of childhood cancer and treatment.

Mark Hews, Group Chief Executive of Benefact Group, said: “As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of what we do.

“Our Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey was a celebration of the incredible work that charities do every day in their communities. We are very proud of our achievement of donating £100million to good causes, which has helped to change thousands of lives for the better in the UK and abroad.”

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Children With Cancer Fund - Polegate

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Children with Cancer Fund (CWCF) is a small charity based in Polegate that aims to grant wishes for children up to the age of eighteen and their families going through cancer in the East Sussex, Brighton...

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