Tuesday 25 April 2017

Help raise funds for Brent Sickle Cell Support Group on Sunday

In the light of recent cuts to essential services for those with Sickle Cell Disorder within Brent, urgent financial aid is needed for Brent Sickle Cell Support Group.

This group was formed over 31 years ago, by mothers wishing to share their experiences, offer information, advice and a wealth of understanding, to others in similar circumstances. So that they did not feel alone and overwhelmed struggling to understand the condition and the impact it would have on their lives.

Since then, they have grown with the help of wonderful volunteers and have acted as a patient advocate and liaison with the NHS, they have supported families in hospital, and offered respite breaks for parents.

They run an annual summer day trip for families, fully subsidised by the Brent Sickle Cell Support Group to theme parks and seasides across England. Over 900 trips in total. 

They also host a Children's Christmas party, attended by over seventy children and their families.

To continue this invaluable service in the community and to enable outreach education, Brent Sickle Cell Support Group will be doing a fundraising walk across all Brent parks, on Sunday April 30th 2017, starting at 9am in Barham Park. 

They will walk around each park, then continue on to the next. This will include King Edward VII Park, Wembley; The Welsh Harp, Gladstone Park and Queens Park, until they reach their end point, Roundwood Park where there will be a picnic held at the finish for all families and supporters. Lunch will be provided for those who participate on the walk.

We need YOUR support! YOU can really make a difference!

Cheques to be made out to Brent Sickle Cell Support Group or you can make a donation on the day at Barham Park or Roundwood Park.

For more information, or if you would like to participate or volunteer please contact 07947306733

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