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CDS donates £5,500 to children’s charity

Print and digital communications agency CDS has selected Candlelighters as its charitable partner for 2021 and started the year with a £5,500 donation to the children’s cancer charity.

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CDS raised thousands of pounds for Candlelighters in 2020

CDS worked with Candlelighters during 2020 and has extended this relationship for the next 12 months, with plans to raise more money for the charity.

Last year’s main event saw CDS business analyst John Waters tackle his own version of the National Three Peaks Challenge, climbing a trio of staircases in his home, 360 times.

Waters raised £1,250, with CDS topping up the total by a further £1,000.  

“The pandemic means that individuals throughout the UK are facing challenges like never before, and for the families who have been affected by childhood cancer, Covid-19 has made life more difficult than ever,” Waters says.

We are so grateful to everyone at CDS for their generous support throughout 2020

“Such conditions heighten the emotional, practical, and financial burden that these households already face.  

“The adapted services Candlelighters introduced cost the charity approximately £525,000 in 2020. This included increased financial help, plus new virtual ways of delivering emotional and practical support.”

Emily Wragg, chief executive of Candlelighters, adds: “We are so grateful to everyone at CDS for their generous support throughout 2020.

“The money raised could fund talking therapy sessions for children for approximately six months – something which is vital to enabling those children affected by childhood cancer to process their experiences and express their feelings.

“This can help to reduce the long-term emotional impact on the child’s mental health.”

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