The Liverpool Nepalese Community (LivNeC) had the opportunity to meet The Mayor of Liverpool, Mr Joe Anderson, to hand over the funds raised by organising a charity event to help children with cancer in Nepal. We raised £8,000.00 and The Mayor kindly added a further £3,000.00 to bring the total to £11,000. This amount of funds shows how generous the people of Liverpool, including The Mayor are.
The funds will be used by ‘So the Child May Live’, which was established to support Kanti Children’s Hospital in Kathmandu. This year over 1,200 children are expected to develop cancer in Nepal, but only 10% of them are likely to survive as opposed to the survival rate of 80% in UK and other developed countries. We can help to ‘Close the Cancer Gap’ for children with cancer by raising awareness of childhood cancer, training more doctors and nurses and supporting the affected families emotionally and financially in all seven provinces of Nepal.
We would like to thank everyone who contributed to our fund raising event from all over the country. Our special thanks to the Mersey School of Anaesthesia for their large donation.