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Issue 307 – £47,000 boost for Frome charity

Children In Need has awarded Positive Action on Cancer £47,000 to maintain and extend their work with young people in local schools and at their Frome headquarters over the next three years.

Positive Action on Cancer is the only organisation in the area to provide free, professional counselling to adults and children affected by cancer and other life threatening illnesses. Their support helps relieve the emotional suffering of patients, their families and carers and those who have been bereaved to enable them to live the best quality of life possible.
Mary Taylor, director of Positive Action on Cancer said, “It is simply amazing to be awarded these funds by Children In Need. We will be able to help young people facing a parent’s diagnosis of cancer or in some cases their own diagnosis, when they most need it and where it is most easily accessible, within their school.
Counselling at this time can make a tremendous difference to these young people and it can give them the emotional support they need when their lives are affected by cancer. We are really delighted to be able to extend our service in this way and to know the young people of Frome and surrounding areas will benefit from this funding by Children in Need.”
David Ramsden, chief executive of BBC Children in Need said, “Our grants are made possible by the amazing generosity of the public and our donors. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to help such great projects as Positive Action on Cancer continue to help change young lives for the better.”
Since November last year, the BBC charity has received thousands of applications for funding. These are rigorously assessed and considered in the months leading up to the grant allocation by eight committees who pass on their recommendations to the trustees of the charity.
All grants go to projects working with children and young people who may be affected by homelessness, neglect, abuse or poverty, or those who have encountered serious illness, disabilities and psychological disorders.

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