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Date published: 24 September 2023
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The TK Maxx store in Rochdale
People in Rochdale are being called on to clear out their wardrobes to help more children and young people survive cancer.
They are being urged to donate pre-loved quality fashion and homeware to TK Maxx’s Give Up Clothes for Good campaign, in support of Cancer Research UK for Children & Young People.
When sold in Cancer Research UK shops, each bag of items donated could be worth up to £25 to help support research into children's and young people's cancers.
Every year, around 190 children are diagnosed with the disease in the North West.
But the charity’s breakthroughs in research are helping to transform children’s cancer survival in the UK. This has more than doubled since the 1970s when almost 4 in 10 children diagnosed survived for at least ten years. Today, it's around 8 in 10 – but there’s still much further to go.
The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital is one of the many centres across the UK taking part in groundbreaking clinical trials coordinated by Cancer Research UK’s Children's Cancer Trials Team. These trials make innovative new treatments available to children with cancer across Greater Manchester.
Cancer Research UK spokesperson for the North West, Jemma Humphreys said: “Cancer in children and young people is different to cancer in adults – from the types of cancer to the impact of treatment and the long-term side effects survivors often experience. So, it needs different, dedicated research which campaigns like Give Up Clothes for Good help to fund.
“Thanks to our generous supporters, we’re discovering new ways to treat cancer, so children and young people can live longer, better lives, free from the fear of the disease. By donating any quality clothes or goods to their local TK Maxx store, people in Rochdale can help ensure more people under the age of 25 in Rochdale – and across the UK – survive cancer with a good quality of life.”
TK Maxx is the biggest corporate supporter of Cancer Research UK’s research into children’s and young people’s cancers. Since 2004, the retailer has raised over £44 million to help improve survival and reduce long-term side effects for youngsters. This includes supporting the Cancer Research UK Children’s Brain Tumour Centre of Excellence, which brings together expert researchers from across the globe to accelerate the development of better treatments for children with brain tumours.
Give Up Clothes for Good is one of the UK’s longest running clothes collections and people can donate at any TK Maxx store, all year round, including the shop on Molesworth Street, Rochdale.
Supporters can also help by wearing a gold ribbon badge – the awareness symbol of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – available from Cancer Research UK shops during September including the shop on Yorkshire Street, Rochdale.
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