Our Chosen Charity
Encore’s chosen charity
Last year, the team at Encore chose The North of England Children’s Cancer Research as its charity of the year, pledging to fundraise and support the cause throughout 2017.
The North of England Children’s Cancer Research fund have been funding research into childhood cancer in Newcastle upon Tyne for over 30 years. This funding enabled the opening of a new word class facility in 2016, the NECCR Research Laboratory, where clinical trials are undertaken to develop new treatments, ultimately working towards new therapies for children with cancer.
Cancer in children is rare, with around 1600 new cases in the UK each year, but cancer is also the most common cause of death in children aged 1 to 14 years old. Treatment has come a long way in recent years, with the survival rate for children’s cancer more than doubling since the 1960s. The North of England Children’s Cancer Research fund hopes to carry on this fight and continue the excellent progress.
The work of the charity is undeniably worthwhile, and Encore therefore decided it deserved its backing 100 per cent.
On Friday 17th of January, we’re pleased to announce that Encore handed over £5000 to The North of England Children’s Cancer Research fund. The team managed to raise funds through fundraising events, inside and outside of working hours. Encore also promised to match any money raised by staff during the year.
The team hope to smash the total from 2017, and are already planning some exciting events to raise more money for the charity, as Encore has pledged to continue its support throughout 2018!
To find out how you can help The North of England Children’s Cancer Research fund, visit its website: https://www.neccr.org.uk/get-involved/