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Trowers & Hamlins Senior Partner, Sara Bailey is a Trustee of World Child Cancer and an advocate of the charity's new campaign ‘It Takes a Village to Save a Child’ appeal, which seeks to improve outcomes for children with cancer in Ghana in line with Sustainable Development Goal 3.4.

Global children’s cancer charity, World Child Cancer, has been joined by high-profile figures from politics, healthcare, film and TV to launch its ‘It Takes a Village to Save a Child’ appeal, with the aim of achieving the best possible chances of survival and quality of life for children with cancer in Ghana.

The appeal seeks to increase diagnosis rates by 25%, as well as improve access to treatment services, boost children’s nutrition and strengthen local healthcare systems in the sub-Saharan African nation. As a UK Aid Match charity appeal, every £1 received will be matched by the UK government, strengthening the impact of each donation for children with cancer and their families. Between 2013 and 2016, UK Aid Match appeals have raised a total of £120 million, benefitting over 19 million recipients across 42 countries.

The cost of treatment will be covered for the most vulnerable families, while emotional support and guidance on navigating the hospital system will be provided for family members with children in hospital. 

The appeal’s name, ‘It Takes a Village to Save a Child’, is inspired by an African proverb that speaks to the importance of collective responsibility. It is hoped that by working together, the global community can end the preventable illness and deaths caused by childhood cancer.

Sara Bailey who is a Trustee for World Child Cancer, commented:

"World Child Cancer plays such a vital role in providing support and care across the globe, something that is very much needed in the world we live in right now. The charity works tirelessly to address the global inequality in childhood cancer care and have made a monumental difference in improving the diagnosis, treatment and support for children with cancer as well as providing support the families of those effected."

Jon Rosser, CEO of World Child Cancer said: 

“Through the generosity of donors and the UK government, we have the opportunity to make a real impact for families of children with cancer. We have named our appeal ‘It Takes a Village to Save a Child’ as we all have a role to play in helping the vulnerable members of our global community. I would urge anyone who can to donate to and support this vital work.”

Will you give a gift that makes a difference? By donating before 4th July 2022, your donation will be doubled by the UK Government as part of UK Aid Match, meaning your gift will have twice the impact for children with cancer in Ghana:

For those who missed it, Sara recently spoke to Jon Rosser as part of the Positive influencers podcast series about the work that the charity does.