Medical Accident Group (MAG) is digging out their hiking boots to trek along the canal path from Worcester to Bromsgrove for Hope Support Services, a Herefordshire-based charity support young people during a family health crisis.
When someone receives a life-threatening diagnosis it can take a serious emotional toll, not just on the patient but on everyone around them – especially young family members. Hope Support Services is there from point of diagnosis and for however long they’re needed, to ensure children and young people have the right support from highly trained, sensitive professionals.
By taking on the 20km trek, MAG hope to raise £500 to help the charity continue their work in making a difference to young lives across the region.
Yazmin Griffiths of MAG said: “This is something very close to my heart as one of my childhood friends lost his mother to a delayed diagnosis in pancreatic cancer and used the service himself at the time, before now working for them.
“Hope Support Services is entirely self-funded and relies on donations and fundraisers like this to continue their work. Funds raised from this trek will go towards one-to-one, weekly and after-school support group sessions, as well as training courses. If you would like to get behind our trek on Friday 21 July, any donations would be greatly appreciated.”
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