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Bluestar names Abby’s Heroes as its official charity for 2020

3 months ago Wed 12th Feb 2020

Photo of Bluestar General Manager, Richard Tyldsley, and Jane and Sally from Abby's Heroes

We are proud to be throwing our support behind Abby’s Heroes, a local children’s cancer charity, as our official good cause for the next 12 months. 

We will spend the year raising funds and awareness to help the charity support children and their families who come under the care of the Piam Brown and the Teenagers and Young Adults wards in Southampton General Hospital. 

“Abby’s Heroes is a crucial resource, supporting children in-and-around Southampton who are undergoing a traumatic and frightening journey as they brave the rigours of treatment,” said our general manager, Richard Tyldsley.

“The charity is also very close to one of our drivers’ hearts, as her daughter was friends with Abby, who sadly lost her battle with cancer, aged 12. Our team will be doing all we can to raise awareness and money. through various means - from running marathons and skydiving to cake bakes and collection tins.”

Abby was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer, in 2013 aged eight. After intensive treatment - including chemotherapy and pioneering surgery - she spent six months in remission. Sadly the cancer returned and, in 2016, Abby lost her battle.

Sally Randall, Abby’s Mum and founder of Abby’s Heroes, added: “We are absolutely thrilled to be working in partnership with Bluestar over the coming year. Their support will be enable us to continue to provide financial grants to support families facing the daunting challenge of childhood cancer. We are a small local charity and to have the support of Bluestar will be amazing. 

For more information, visit abbysheroes.org

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