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October 2019 Newsletter

August was filled with long, hot days for the charity. What better way for our families to enjoy all the sunny weather than to head up to our charity caravan in Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire?

Our charity caravan sits on beautiful grounds just a short bus ride outside of the seaside town of Mablethorpe. It boasts some lovely sandy two children by caravanbeaches where the charity families can relax, take a swim, build sand castles and enjoy some quality time together away from the hospital.

The caravan, fondly dubbed The Beach Retreat by our charity founder Janet Walker-Smith, was purchased for the charity by the Birch family in 2018 after their annual Birchy Cup Golf Tournament in honour of Cpl Marc Birch. We have had many families make loving memories this summer at The Beach Retreat, so we would like to thank the Birch family again for their wonderful contribution to the wellbeing of the charity families.

Two children making sandcastles on beachThe town of Mablethorpe has a seal sanctuary close by for families to visit and gorgeous walks both on the caravan grounds as well as beachside. There are also many good chippies and treats for families to indulge in that are a very long way from hospital food—an ice cream is definitely welcome in 30-degree heat!

There are many activities that families can take part in at the caravan. At the back there is a fishing pond where families can rent rods and tackle to fish and also a water park with lots of huge inflatables and other types of watercraft and games for families to enjoy; this is always a big hit with the charity children. The site also has a restaurant and nightly entertainment that is fun for the whole family. It really is a very special place for our families to have some respite from the ordeal they have to endure when their child has cancer.

Though many of our children need to be in hospital for chemotherapy and radiotherapy, operations, consultations, needles and so much more, it is important to us as a charity that they are seen as kids first, and all children just want to have fun. Our caravan two children by reception gives our children and their families the chance to make the most of their summer holidays by providing a leisurely environment where they can be kids.

The NC TLC Trust has a few thank yous to acknowledge this month. We would like to thank Mr McCarthy from the Swan and Helmet for donating £200.00 towards the charity in memory of Teresa Hogan. We are very grateful for your donation.

We would also like to send out a big thank you to JPL Groundworks for £100.00 in memory of Teresa Hogan. It is thanks to wonderful supporters like you that we can continue our important work.

A massive thank you goes out to Semilong Services for a £350.00 donation to the charity, also in memory of Teresa Hogan. Your continued support over the years means the world to us.

Thank you to U Safe Security LTD for the £200.00 donation towards the charity. We are so happy you have chosen to give to us so we can help more children with cancer.

We also need to say a huge thank you to Amazon in Daventry and Sonia Marshall for the £1000.00 donation to the NC TLC Trust. We are so grateful for your donation—it really is going to make a big difference in the lives of many children.

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