Plymouth Goes Gold for Children’s Cancer Awareness
On September 1st, Smeaton’s Tower, Plymouth’s iconic monument was turned Gold along with over 100 local businesses, all to raise awareness of Children’s Cancer. Our committee went along to the fun day organised on the Hoe, by Carla Riley-Wood, which culminated 18 months of hard work, to bring this campaign to fruition.
Along with the spectacle of a Gold Smeaton’s Tower, Carla managed to set up a Gold discount card scheme with local businesses, asked them to go Gold for the month of September, and partnered with Derriford Children’s Cancer Service charity too. She’s now looking at doing some fundraising so that she can continue to spread the awareness for children’s cancer.
Carla who has also founded Bring on the Smiles, is a long term cancer survivor who has felt the long term impacts of childhood cancer, really wants people to understand, that not only is childrens cancer about the diagnosis, the treatment, the side effects and the family, it is felt for the rest of their lives and even though you may get the all clear, the repercussions of the cancer treatment can be felt for a long
Carla has also agreed to join our committee on the Cancer Awareness team to help us with Relay for Life Plymouth. She is a brilliant ambassador for Children’s Cancer, and will bring a lot to Relay next year.