St Clement’s Church is a registered charity in it’s own right. The main proceeds of the festival go to support St Clement’s work in the Chorlton community which includes providing a range of support services and meeting spaces for other community groups.
The Chorlton Beer & Cider is pleased to also be supporting two further deserving causes for 2015.
Jessica Green’s Fund
Set up by the parents of Jessica Green in an effort to raise money and spread awareness of Brain Tumours.
Jessica was first diagnosed as suffering from a brain tumour at teh age of three years old. Jessica was diagnosed with a rare and inoperable brain tumour called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). Despite a prognosis of 9 – 12 months, Jessica bravely fought the tumour for three years until finally loosing her battle at the age of 6 years old.
Jessica became one of the ‘long term survivors’ of DIPG. She fought the evil disease until her last breath, making her parents very proud of her. They vowed to continue Jessica’s fight against brain tumours…in particular paediatric brain tumours and teamed up with the Brain Tumour Charity to set up a supporter group called the Jessica Green Fund.
Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40 but shockingly receive less than 2% of cancer research funding and DIPG research is at the back of the queue. There have been no advances in treatment for DIPG in over 50 years and most funding comes from families who have lost a child to this disease and want something done about it.
Team Jessica will be at Chorlton Beer & Cider Festival on Saturday 4th of July providing a range of childrens activities.
Whether you are attending with your family or not, please support their campaign.
To donate please visit:
or Text DIPG47 and your amount to 70070
Prostate Cancer UK
Prostate Cancer UK fights to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life. They have three priorities:
- Supporting men and providing information
- Finding answers through research
- Leading change to raise awareness and improve care
Prostate cancer kills one man every hour and the number of men with the disease is rising at an alarming rate. While it is already the most common cancer in men, it is predicted to become the most prevalent of all cancers in the UK by 2030.
To support Prostate Cancer UK, donate at http://prostatecanceruk.org/get-involved/donate