We are pleased to announce that Leicester & Rutland Branch has been selected as one of the 2014/2015 charity partners for the Leicester City Football Club's Foxes Foundation! The Club will now work closely with Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research on various events with the focus on children and young people, and the partnership is expected to raise £50,000 for LLR, to go towards research that benefits local people.
Children in Leicester with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL), which is the most common form of childhood cancer, receive their treatment at Leicester Royal Infirmary. Typically their treatment will last between 2 and 3 ½ years, and the treatment protocol they will receive is called UKALL 2011. This is a clinical trial funded by Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research with the aim to refine the treatment so that each child will receive the optimum level of treatment, rather than ‘one size fits all’ approach. This will improve quality of life for these children and young people whilst undergoing treatment, and will reduce both short and long term side effects caused by the treatment.
The next event to raise funds for the LCFC Foxes Foundation is a Celebrity Charity Football Match to be played at King Power Stadium, home of Leicester City Football Club, on Sunday 12th October. Please go along to support if you can!
Securing this partnership is a terrific achievement for Leicester & Rutland Branch and we look forward to seeing what the next year brings.