Vote to help Chelsea’s Angels secure £3,000 grant

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An Irthlingborough children’s charity is asking for votes to help it secure a £3,000 grant.

Chelsea’s Angels has been shortlisted for the Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2013.

The charity was set up after the death of three-year-old Chelsea Knighton, who lost her battle with childhood cancer neuroblastoma in 2009.

Her family wanted the charity to help children diagnosed with the condition and other rare cancers.

Chelsea’s mum Emma Knighton said: “The funds will enable us to continue to support to the children’s oncology community who go through the most unimaginable, heart-breaking journey with their battles against cancer.

“The children and families find it very difficult to do day-to-day family activities, aren’t able to see dear friends and families as often as they normally would, can’t do the things they should be doing, playing with friends, taking part in lots of everyday activities as a child normally does.

“We work to take away some of the strains and stresses, even if only for a small amount of time – this means the world to the children and families.”

Chelsea’s Angels offers support to children diagnosed with cancer and their family, from offering gifts, day trips, small holidays, financial support and funding for medical equipment and treatments.

The charity also provides much-needed care packs for children admitted to children’s oncology wards on first diagnosis.

The packs give children and parents distraction from the scary and traumatic time they are about to undertake.

They also alleviate boredom for the children and ease financial strains on the families.

The Lloyds Bank Community Fund is giving grants to more than 1,300 local good causes in villages, towns and cities across England and Wales.

There are four good causes in each community and each will receive an award.

Two good causes from each community will receive £3,000 each, with the other two receiving awards of £300 each.

Voting closes on November 1.

To vote for Chelsea’s Angels, visit: http://bit.ly/1cwx2NW.