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Romford-based charity celebrates 25 years helping sick children with calendar choc full of special events

PUBLISHED: 16:00 02 November 2017

The Lennox Children's Cancer Fund is celebrating 25 years of helping sick children this year. Picture: Lennox Children's Cancer Fund

The Lennox Children's Cancer Fund is celebrating 25 years of helping sick children this year. Picture: Lennox Children's Cancer Fund

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The Lennox Children's Cancer Fund, Romford, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion has hosted a wide range of events over the past 12 months.

The Lennox Children's Cancer Fund is celebrating 25 years of helping sick children this year. Photo: Lennox Children's Cancer Fund The Lennox Children's Cancer Fund is celebrating 25 years of helping sick children this year. Photo: Lennox Children's Cancer Fund

Since 1992, the charity’s achievements include the recruitment of a nurse at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hackney in 1993, the purchase of a three bedroom luxury respite lodge in 1998, which has since been used by more than 1,200 children and their families, and the introduction of a welfare and benefit advice project last year.

To cap off its 25th year in style, the charity has planned two fantastic festive events.

On Sunday, November 26, it will be hosting its first ever Clubbathon at Wykeham Hall in Romford Market Place.

Tickets are £10, including a free glow-in-the-dark bracelet, and sponsored dancers are asked to raise a minimum of £30 each.

The Lennox Children's Cancer Fund is celebrating 25 years of helping sick children this year. Photo: Lennox Children's Cancer Fund The Lennox Children's Cancer Fund is celebrating 25 years of helping sick children this year. Photo: Lennox Children's Cancer Fund

Then, on December 17, Lennox Productions will be welcoming Havering residents to an afternoon of festive cheer during its annual Christmas concert at New Windmill Hall in St Mary’s Lane, Upminster.

Vincent Fitzmaurice, the charity’s chairman, said: “We wanted to mark such an important milestone with events that celebrate the people and families who support our charity and who really make it possible for us to help the hundreds of people we do every year.

“We are really proud of the positive changes we have been able to make since 1992 and these events are a celebration of the hard work and commitment that everyone involved in the charity shows.”

Trustee Kevin Davis added: “Some of our team are lucky enough to have been around since the charity’s humble beginnings at West Ham Church in Stratford.

“Back then, the charity’s ethos was to support hospitals with children’s oncology wards with provisions for equipment, gifts and children’s parties.

“This is still a very strong part of today’s objectives, but the last 25 years have seen us vastly develop our services, with more beneficiary based projects than we have ever offered before.

“We are very excited and proud to be celebrating this huge achievement this year.”

For more information on the charity’s work and upcoming events, visit www.lennoxccf.org.uk.

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