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5th Jul, 2022

Solihull residents urged to do their bit to help children beat cancer

SOLIHULL residents 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 and Young People.

When sold in Cancer Research UK shops, each bag of items donated could raise up to £25 to help fund research into children’s and young people’s cancers.

With around 160 children diagnosed with cancer every year in the West Midlands region, this vital work is as important as ever.

Paula Young, Cancer Research UK for Children and Young People spokesperson in the West Midlands, 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 more research which campaigns like Give Up Clothes for Good help to fund.

““We want to help ensure more people under the age of 25, survive cancer with a good quality of life.

“That’s why we hope as many people as possible will show their support and donate any quality clothes or goods to local TK Maxx store in Mell Square, Solihull.”

This month is – Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – and Paula added: “More children are surviving cancer than ever before, thanks in large part to the work of Cancer Research UK.

“In fact, Birmingham is home to Cancer Research UK’s Children’s Cancer Trials team, the only one of its kind in the UK.

“The team coordinates ground-breaking clinical trials in many centres across the UK, including Birmingham Children’s Hospital.”

Give Up Clothes for Good is one of the UK’s longest running clothes collections.

People can donate at any TK Maxx store, all year round, including the store in Mell Square, Solihull.

Find out more or donate online at cruk.org/childrenandyoungpeople.

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