We are walking between 5 football clubs across Birmingham & the Black Country to raise funds for Team Margot Foundation (registered charity no. 1160236).
An important part of Team Margot’s mission is to provide a range of support to families caring for child cancer patients, including grants of £1,000 per family. Whilst living in hospital with Margot, Yaser & his wife Vicki saw many families struggling to make ends meet, often for some of the most basic needs, all the while caring for children with cancer.
Cancer treatment, inability to work and other factors leave a third of cancer survivors in debt, whilst 3% are bankrupted by the illness.
To date the charity has made over 250 of these grants which have become known as ‘emergency grants’, given the ease of application and the fact that they usually arrive within 24 hours following receipt of bank details.
Below are snippets of the feedback previously received:
“Family is extremely grateful. Mum is in hospital with Armaan. Dad looks after siblings at home. His furlough payments have stopped recently and so this grant has helped the family greatly.”
“This money is going to be so amazing for us, we are moving house, and this is so needed, thank you so much for your help and support.”
“I have no words, I am crying, your support has meant so much to us, I can’t thank you enough.”
Together, saving lives
Did you know that patients from mixed, multiple, Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities are likely to find it more difficult to find a blood, organ or stem cell donor – simply because there are not enough people from the same communities on the registers.