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Leigh On Sea News. Charity Thanks Community - A LEIGH charity that supports children with cancer has thanked local businesses for their support during a successful awareness month that saw many events take place.

Leigh On Sea News. Charity Thanks Community – A LEIGH charity that supports children with cancer has thanked local businesses for their support during a successful awareness month that saw many events take place.

Charity Thanks Community - A LEIGH charity that supports children with cancer has thanked local businesses for their support during a successful awareness month that saw many events take place.

A LEIGH charity that supports children with cancer has thanked local businesses for their support during a successful awareness month that saw many events take place.

Now in its 8th year, charity Gold Geese’s Go Gold campaign last month saw dozens of local businesses and schools turn gold or yellow and fundraise to show their support for local families affected.

Events as part of the camping involved a golf day fundraiser in Thorpe Bay which raised £30,000 for the charity; Charlie’s Gig, a memorial event remembering a teenager who sadly passed away, and two fundraising events organised by Leigh Lions in Old Leigh, raising over £2000.

In addition to the “gold’ c2c train on the local commuter line, dozens of shop windows in Leigh and Rayleigh also turned gold in support, and several schools hosting yellow and gold non-uniform days.

Three local women ran the Vitality London 10k race, raising £1700, and the charity hosted a spa day for local parents of children with cancer.

Gold Geese founder Katie Southgate also undertook some random acts of kindness, gifting yellow roses to members of public and huge bunches of flowers to families the charity supports.

Local mum Elaine whose son Fin was diagnosed with cancer, said: “Go Gold is a very significant month to help raise awareness and understanding about childhood cancer.

“Being given a diagnosis is a very dark and lonely time and we were so incredibly luck to receive support and care from Gold Geese.

“This support, even if it’s just a check in, is vital as it’s so great to know that someone else understands.”

Ms Southgate added: “The campaign may have wrapped up for the year but our message remains – learn about the symptoms and trust your gut if you feel something’s not right with your child. You can find more information on our website www.goldgeese.org.”

For support and information about the signs and symptoms or to donate visit: goldgeese.org.

Picture: Katie Southgate with flowers

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