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Children with Cancer Fund (Polegate) awarded £79,725 by BBC Children in Need

June 28, 2024
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Children with Cancer Fund( Polegate) has been awarded a grant of £79,725 over three years by BBC Children in Need. This grant will fund social events and support for children with cancer and help make a difference to the lives of children and young people facing disadvantage right here in Wealden.

 The project works towards improving young people’s mental wellbeing by providing practical and emotional support and social events to unite children affected by childhood cancer. With the support of BBC Children in Need, Children with Cancer Fund will be able to continue reaching out to the young people in Wealden by funding a range of social events and support services.


Chloe Wenham, Operations Manager at Children with Cancer Fund said: “We could not provide this level of support for young people in Wealden with out the help of BBC Children in Need. This grant will go on to change the lives of so many young people and give them the support they need.”


Pam Bacon,Regional Impact Officer, South East at BBC Children in Need, said: “We’re delighted to fund projects like Children with Cancer Fund and can’t wait to see the difference funding makes for young people across the local area. Funds donated by the public allow BBCChildren in Need to continue providing support, guidance and a positive environment for young people and their families.”


 To find out more about BBC Children in Need and who they’re supporting children and young people across the UK please visit:


About BBC Children in Need


BBC Children in Need believe every child and young person deserves the opportunity to thrive and be the best they can be. 

BBC Children in Need’s ambition is to create lasting, positive change across the UK for the children and young people who need it most. Together with the BBC and partners, BBC Children inNeed aim to inspire the nation in support of their work.

BBC Children in Need’s 1,500local charities and projects work tirelessly in every corner of the UK to help children & young people overcome the additional challenges they currently face, including supporting children and young people living in poverty, providing emergency support to families in crisis, providing comfort to children feeling sad, lost and alone, helping children overcome social injustice and supporting children to feel safe and secure again.

Further information on BBC Children in Need can be found at


About Children with Cancer Fund


Children with Cancer Fund (Polegate), also known as ‘CWCF’, are a local charity that support children with cancer and their families, living in East Sussex,Brighton and Hove. CWCF grant wishes to each family member including the child who has received a cancer diagnosis, their parents/carers and siblings. CWCF run a varied calendar ofsocial events to unite families and provide respite stays in caravans across the county.


CWCF celebrates its 26th anniversary this year and has supported thousands of local families during this time.


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