Fairfield High School hand over books to CLIC Sargent

IMG_2898Hundreds of surplus books from the library at a local school have been handed over to a children’s cancer charity.

Fairfield High School made the donation to CLIC Sargent to support children diagnosed with the illness and their families.

Most of the books are likely to be sold in the charity’s shops. Some might be placed in CLIC Sargent’s Homes from Home, where relatives stay when their children are receiving hospital treatment, often miles from home.

Every day, 10 children and young people in the UK hear the shocking news they have cancer. Although survival rates are over 80 per cent, cancer remains the single largest cause of death from disease in children and young people in the UK.

Clair Jones, of CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people and their families, said: “Huge thanks to Fairfield High School for their generous donation of books. The money they raise will help children and young people and their families affected by cancer.”

Ms Jones added that 95 per cent of the items sold in the charity’s shops was donated, so it was we are always in need of good quality donated goods, especially books.

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