As many of you will know, for the past few years we have been supporting Emma's Aim. So again this year, we will be making a donation to Emma instead of sending Christmas cards.
We have known Emma for a few years, and have been inspired by her hard work and fundraising efforts for various charities but we will let Emma tell you in her own words why she is so passionate about this cause.
About Emma and her Fundraising
“Hello, my name is Emma McVeigh. In 2006, at the age of 16, I was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia. So far my treatment has included an unrelated bone marrow transplant, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and donor lymphocyte infusions. Despite all the treatment I am still fighting Leukaemia.
In the last few years, I have been fundraising for charities who have helped me throughout my treatment. This year I have decided I would like to support local children and young adults going through cancer treatment. I have set up Emma’s Aim as a Charitable Trust in order to do this.
I know how important it is to have support when going through such a difficult time. This is why it would mean so much to me, to help others going through a similar situation. Thank you for taking the time to read this.”
Some of Emma's recent fundraising events have included a Charity Ball at The County Ground in September and a children's Christmas Event at the start of December.