Kettering library to host advice sessions for families with children affected by illness

Kettering library
Kettering library

Staff from a Northamptonshire charity will be at a family session at Kettering library next month to raise awareness of its work.

Alfe’s Cause offers support to families in Northamptonshire with children affected by a long-term illness and aims to boost awareness of childhood cancer.

Staff from the charity, named after 10-year-old Alfe from Northampton who was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and is now in remission, will attend Rhymetime sessions across the county to provide information and advice to families.

They will be at Kettering library on Sunday, September 28, from 2.30pm as well as libraries in Duston, Kingsthorpe, Far Cotton and St James in Northampton over the coming weeks.

Sharon Bridgen, early years programme co-ordinator for Northamptonshire Libraries, said: “We are very happy to be supporting Alfe’s Cause. Our libraries have strong relationships with their local communities and we are proud to support Alfe’s Cause in helping families in Northamptonshire who are affected by these illnesses.”

Karen Rogers, of Alfe’s Cause, said: “Northamptonshire’s libraries are an integral part of the community and we want to give as many people as possible the opportunity to access our information cards, should they need our services.”

To find out more about Alfe’s Cause, click here.