Children With Cancer Fund (CWCF) was born on 10th July 1998 around a table. Four people had two ideas; Cancer & Children.
We decided to put them together and from that day on Children With Cancer Fund was born.
Chris and Ursula Downton along with Kirsty and James Denny had no idea what their comments would lead to,
starting off with friends, neighbours and family they started to support two lovely ladies who were raising funds for the
Eastbourne Children’s ward to get an Oncology/family room.
A Polegate child was referred to CWCF but because we were so small a load of RED TAPE got in the way.
Nurses could not talk to us about the family’s needs or where they lived.
We wanted to ensure that things were done properly and after numerous meetings around the kitchen table
with together with Louise, the community nurse, we found a way that with the hospital’s backing
and the correct permissions details of families could be passed on to us.
We adopted a logo that fitted our aim, to turn a sick child into a happy child,
through our work at Children With Cancer Fund.
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