Redkite cards to back cancer affected

Cecilia AllenSound Telegraph

Financial assistance for children and young people affected by cancer will be in higher demand this holiday season because of rising travel and living costs, according to national cancer charity Redkite.

Coles has launched a national Christmas campaign to raise funds for Redkite to help provide financial and emotional support to children and young people with cancer and their families.

From now until Boxing Day, shoppers can purchase a $2 Redkite donation card at Coles supermarkets at Baldivis, Rockingham Park and Kwinana — with 100 per cent of proceeds going to Redkite.

Customers can also help by purchasing a $1 Coles gingerbread man, with 20 cents from every sale going directly to Redkite until Christmas Day.

Redkite fundraising head Isobel Lindley said Redkite estimated every second day in December, a family in WA would be told their child has cancer.

Unfortunately, cancer doesn’t stop at Christmas and the pressure on families can be heightened when a child or young person is in hospital or very sick,

she said.

Coles acting State general manager Pat Zanetti encouraged shoppers to support the campaign.

“We’re pleased to be raising funds for such a worthy cause and hope the local community will show their support,” he said.

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