Teen cancer charity encourages Haverhill residents, businesses, schools and colleges to feel ‘Blue'
7th September 2011
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thebestof Haverhill is delighted to announce that thebestof has been selected as a ‘preferred’ partner of the Teenage Cancer Trust’s ‘Blue Day’, which takes place on Friday 14 October 2011.


The charity is piloting a themed ‘Blue Day’ in the Haverhill area in order to raise awareness of Teenage Cancer Trust’s work and to help support its ongoing fundraising activity.


What is Blue Day?


Teenage Cancer Trust is setting all of you a challenge – whether you are a Haverhill resident, business owner, employee, school or college in the area, the charity wants you to embrace the colour blue on Friday 14 October for its first ever ‘Blue Day’.


You can either contact the charity to order its own ‘blue’ themed items or if you’re feeling a little more creative, why not organise your own ‘blue’ themed fundraising activities? You could go to work head to toe in blue; eat nothing but blue food all day (not just E colours kids – there are a number of fruits that are blue you know!) or making blue cocktails in the evening.


If you have a sweet tooth, you are sure to love Teenage Cancer Trust’s special blue cupcakes, which can be ordered and delivered to your Haverhill home and workplace and then sold to family, friends and colleagues (as long as you don’t eat them all first of course!) You can also order the charity’s blue wristbands and pin badges to sell on.


All proceeds from ‘Blue Day’ will go towards building and equipping a new Teenage Cancer Trust unity at Sutton’s Royal Marsden Hospital. Costing the charity over £3 million to build, it will be a 13 bed unit with en-suite facilities, and means that for the very first time, teenage cancer patients in Kent, Sussex, Surrey and Berkshire will be treated in an environment that suits their specific needs, with other young people their age. 


Every day, six people between the ages of 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer in the UK and are usually either placed on a children’s ward among very young patients or an adult’s ward alongside elderly people. Understanding that young people with cancer can often feel isolated in such environments, Teenage Cancer Trust units are designed to replicate their everyday life as much as possible.


Teenage Cancer Trust has already built 17 of these units in NHS hospitals across the UK.


Get Involved!


Teenage Cancer Trust’s ‘Blue Day’ fundraiser is already gaining momentum, with various events already being planned in the local area. Remember, if you decide to organise your own event, promoting it on thebestof Haverhill is fast, simple and completely free! Simply click here to list your event.


‘Blue Day’ fundraising packs are completely free and have loads of bright blue ideas and free promotional items. Please email Teenage Cancer Trust or call 07534 261 245 to order your free fundraising pack or order cupcakes.

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