PINNACLE SUPPORTS CANCER TRUST
Nationwide crewing company Pinnacle Crew has enabled a young cancer sufferer to enjoy a Caring Cancer Trust Snowkids Holiday.
The company raised sufficient money through crew donations, topped up by management, so that Olivia, 13, can be introduced to skiing and snowboarding in the French Alps following her lengthy treatment for leukaemia.
Caring Cancer Trust’s patrons, Olympic champion Graham Bell, the presenter of BBC’s Ski Sunday, and X Games snowboarding gold medallist Jenny Jones, are taking time off from their winter sports schedule to give instruction and provide inspiration to the 36 children from six hospitals participating in the holiday.
The aim is to give back to the children their lost confidence and joy of life after their near terminal illnesses and debilitating chemotherapy treatment, surgery or both for such cancers as leukaemia, brain tumours and bone cancer.
Writing to Pinnacle to convey Caring Cancer Trust’s thanks, the organisation’s honorary executive chairman said: “Our patrons, trustees and volunteers…express our deep gratitude for your most generous and welcome donation….As we have no paid employees to fundraise for us, we are totally reliant on the generosity of organisations such as Pinnacle Crew for our funds to finance these healing holidays.”
Information about Caring Cancer Trust can be found at: www.caringcancertrust.com