LONDON, January 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
CLIC Sargent is celebrating its new partnership with The Bonita Trust, a philanthropic trust that has donated £70,000 to help boost three of the charity's services for families affected by childhood cancer.
The organisation has pledged to support CLIC Sargent care professionals by funding an upgrade of their IT systems, the money donated will provide financial assistance for families who travel abroad for proton therapy treatment, and will also support the charity's Northern Ireland Home from Home project. The Bonita Trust is committed to addressing worldwide health issues including childhood cancer and will be in partnership with CLIC Sargent until May 2012.
Lucy Caldicott, Director of Fundraising at CLIC Sargent said: "We are absolutely delighted to have partnered with The Bonita Trust. This generous donation will make a huge difference to children and young people with cancer and their families and our funded care professionals, who provide them with emotional and practical support from point of diagnosis.
"CLIC Sargent wants to say a big thank you. We're so proud to have support from such an inspirational organisation."
The Bonita Trust provides community grants to charities across the world and has donated over £9 million to date in the areas of education, health and entrepreneurship.
Ruth Parasol, the principal benefactor and founding member of Bonita Trust's International Advisory Board commented: "I admire and support the work of Clic Sargent and I am happy that Bonita is able to assist in improving the quality of life for children with cancer and their families. I imagine that the emotional struggles of the families who have children with cancer are only amplified by the financial burden of this devastating illness. Therefore, I believe that it is essential to ensure that children and their families walking this distressing journey do not feel alone. I wish Clic Sargent all the best in this very worthwhile endeavour."
About The Bonita Trust
The Bonita Trust (http://www.bonitatrust.org) is a philanthropic trust established under Gibraltar law in 2004. The Trust provides community grants to charities across the world and has donated over £9 million to date in the areas of education, health and entrepreneurship.
SOURCE The Bonita Trust