Going all purple to fight threat of childhood cancer

Felix White - inspiration for Hastings direct fundraiser on April 4
Felix White - inspiration for Hastings direct fundraiser on April 4

Staff from Hastings Direct are going purple on Friday April 4 to raise money to help fight a devastating childhood cancer – Neuroblastoma.

They are just one of over 20 Sussex businesses, clubs, schools and churches that will be taking up this purple challenge.

Little Common School, Identity Signage & Printing, and Commando Fitness UK are just a few of the organisations which have pledged support and raise funds for the Neuroblastoma Children’s Cancer Alliance UK.

Neuroblastoma is an aggressive childhood cancer and two children each week in the UK are diagnosed with it. The NCCA helps families access potentially lifesaving treatment whilst supporting research that not only aims to introduce new treatments but also bring existing internationally available options here to the UK.

The work of the NCCA has been highlighted by Hastings Direct commercial manager Chris Hawkes who heard a Brighton father speaking about his four year old son Felix battle with this disease. It was battle Felix ultimately lost after treatment including 17 rounds of chemotherapy in August last year.

For more on the work of the NCCA please visit http://www.ncca-uk.org/

To donate please visit http://www.justgiving.com/TurnSussexPurple or to take part, search for Let’s Turn Sussex Purple Appeal on Facebook, or email chrishawkes@hastingsdirect.com