Jojo Siwa

The name Jojo Siwa might not mean a lot to some of you, but if you have two young daughters, you will of course understand how massive the young star is. So massive that she sold out the O2! That’s not a problem for KOAC!

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Announcement – Change of Trustee

we are delighted to announce that Darren Taylor has agreed to join the board. Darren has already shown a huge dedication to KOAC since we were founded and has been one of the biggest supporters of KOAC since we first formed.

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A Family Trip to Beamish

We were recently contacted by Deborah who had been diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer earlier this year. Deborah requested a special family trip during the school holidays as she had continued to work while undergoing treatment and had understandably struggled with fatigue.

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Pancreatic Cancer and Movember update

November also acknowledges the Pancreatic Cancer society with the purple ribbon and as part of our commitment as a Trustee of Kicking Off Against Cancer we want to make you all aware of every Cancer.

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Flu

It’s that time of year again; as the temperature begins to drop outside we crank up the heating in our homes and offices. This can lead to more people contracting the flu virus.

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Movember – Dealing With Cancer

Our trustee Pete will once again be undertaking Movember through out this month, only this year has more significance for Pete who lost his father earlier in the year to prostate cancer. From the outset we want you to be aware that Pete’s story does not come with a happy ending and is a very honest account. Sadly, this is all to familiar and it is crucial that the message about checking yourself is passed along:

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Fraser and Buddy Macintosh enjoying Legoland

Macintosh Family Trip to Legoland

Recently we arranged a trip to Legoland for the Macintosh family. We had previously been contacted by Kerry-Anne who had been diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer back in December. Kerry-Anne wanted to arrange day out for her little boy to enjoy especially after spending 3 weeks of the school holidays undergoing radiotherapy. After reading Kerry-Anne’s story and knowing the toll that undergoing cancer treatment must have taken on the whole family, we decided they were more than deserving of a special trip away.

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Wear it Pink

Today sees people across Britain adorn their finest pink clothing and head out to work, school or the community all in aid of “Wear It Pink”.
Some will hold huge fundraisers to raise money for the event, some might just change the colour of their socks, but it’s all in aid of a really amazing cause.

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Gift Aid Awareness Day

Today is Gift Aid Awareness Day! So, what does that actually mean?
Well, according to estimates in the UK an approximate £560m of potential Gift Aid goes unclaimed each year; which is a staggering figure. For a small charity like ours, which is totally reliant on donations, this can make a huge difference. As an example, gift aid on our recent World Record Attempt meant we generated an additional £2,000+ from people ticking the box on the donations; which will allow us to help 4-5 more families. A massive impact!

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