Please see below a list of our latest news and our upcoming events and fundraisers we are organising and participating in.
Our next Fundraising Dinner will be in Spring 2018. Further details to follow.
A room within Paul’s House, a CLIC Sargent home-from-home, has been named after Allan Burton in recognition of how much has been donated by the Foundation.
Paul’s House opened in London in September 2010. It is close to UCLH and Great Ormond Street Hospital. There are 16 bedrooms in this Grade-II listed property formed from three terraced houses. In 2015/16 there were 359 family stays, lasting an average of 22 days. The Foundation is also named on the giving tree within the property.
Allan Burton Memorial Foundation beats £25k Challenge!
We are delighted to announce that The Foundation beat its target, raising a further £28,000 for CLIC Sargent. Fundraising from the Kent to Ghent (Belgium) 150 mile charity bike ride in May, and from the TIP-ex Gala dinner in June, has raised just over £28,000 to help fund Paul’s House, a Home from Home in London. Paul’s House provides free accommodation for families while a young patient goes through the often exhausting and traumatic experience of cancer treatment, helping them stay together and softening the financial impact caused by regular travel.
Every day in the UK, 10 children and young people are given the shocking news that will change their lives forever. They are told that they have cancer. Treatment is often gruelling, can start immediately and will often require that a young person travels a long way from home. The average round trip for a young cancer patient is 60 miles. It costs £33 per family/per night at Paul’s House. Every £990 raised for CLIC Sargent is enough to pay for a family to stay for a month in a Home from Home.
If you would like to donate, please visit our Justgiving page.
Please take a second to look at our latest press releases.
ALLAN BURTON’S MEMORIAL FOUNDATION DONATES OVER £65,000 TO LEADING UK CHILDREN’S AND CANCER CHARITIES
ALLAN BURTON MEMORIAL FOUNDATION BEATS £25K CHALLENGE