Making an impact
Our colleagues have been going gold for Young Lives vs Cancer every September since 2017. By decking ourselves and our stores in gold, our Community Champions will be carrying out fundraising, across September, to spread the message that children like Ellie-Mae are more than their cancer, while raising vital funds to go towards opening a brand new Home from Home in Manchester, that will give families going through cancer treatment a free place to stay near to hospital.
Young cancer patients face a 60-mile round trip, on average, to get treatment. This isn't by choice. Many young cancer patients have to travel to specialist cancer centres to get the care they need; they can't just go to their local hospital. These journeys that cancer patients make is key area that Young Lives vs Cancer want to shine a light on. In addition to gold themed fundraising, Morrisons employees have covered 60 miles every September since 2019. They have run, jogged, walked, cycled, paddled, hopped - anything you can think of, they have done it to raise awareness of the journeys that cancer patients have to make all the time. We will also be selling gold ribbon pin badges in all stores for a suggested donation of £1 and giving you the chance to support children with cancer just by doing your shopping. Buy one of our Every Pack Gives Back products and a percentage per sale will go directly to Young Lives vs Cancer.