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A message from our Chairman

22 May 2020

This has been a very difficult time for the charitable sector in Northern Ireland, as well as many local businesses across all industries. The uncertainty around Covid-19 and of what lies ahead is preventing many organisations from providing their essential services on an ongoing basis and from fundraising in order to support future activities. 

At the Children’s Cancer Unit Charity, we have done everything we can to continue to support families affected by childhood cancer at this time, and those on the frontline who care for young patients at our special Unit. 

It’s at times like these that our amazing NHS and medical teams are recognised as the heroes we have always know them to be. We wish to thank them all for their dedication and commitment to helping others today and every day. That appreciation is marked with a round of applause every Thursday evening but in truth our dependency on and thanks to our front line NHS staff is year round, every year. 

On behalf of the Children’s Cancer Unit Charity, I’d like to thank everyone who has continued to support us at this incredibly challenging time. Your kindness and generosity means so much, not only to the Charity and the team at the Royal, but to families across Northern Ireland. Coronavirus has no respect for people who are already ill and that includes the children and their families who rely on us for support. 

With restrictions slowly starting to ease, we are one step closer to normality – or to what will become the new normal – and even that will bring its own difficulties. We will face those challenges head on, doing our best for those who rely on us. 

Hopefully it won’t be too long before we are all reunited again and able to enjoy the outdoors and show our support in person. In the meantime take care and continue to look out for each other. 

Felix Mooney
The Children’s Cancer Unit Charity