We bring some Easter cheer to local families

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At this time of year, everyone is looking forward to indulging in some Easter chocolate. But that egg can taste all the more sweet if you've been through some really tough times. That's why we've teamed up with local charity PASIC to bring some seasonal cheer to those affected by childhood cancer. Our charity coordinator Amanda Willis explains more.

At Page Kirk, we believe in giving back to our communities and making a positive difference in people's lives. That's why, each year, our teams at Page Kirk and Page Kirk Financial Services vote on a charity to support, and this year, we've proudly chosen to support PASIC – who provide cancer support for children and young people


PASIC logo

As a proud Nottingham-based accountancy firm, we are particularly honoured to support a local charity such as PASIC, which has been serving the East Midlands community since 1977. Initially established as the Parents Association for Seriously Ill Children, PASIC has grown into a registered charity with a dedicated team, and around half their board and staff members have personal experience of childhood cancer.

PASIC's range of support services incorporates daily family support, financial assistance, counselling and organising uplifting events and outings for families. From supplying comfort bags for newly diagnosed families, through to meaningful memory-making experiences for families facing end-of-life treatment, PASIC ensures that no family faces the challenges of childhood cancer alone.


Easter Eggs donation

Events such as Easter and Christmas can be difficult when a child has cancer. At PASIC, they aim to provide a bit of normality. The gift of an Easter egg is an easy way to give a young person with cancer a little pick-me-up.

Each year, PASIC hosts a Easter party for children with cancer and their families. These children have endured gruelling treatments and long hospital stays. A PASIC party is the perfect chance to have some much-needed fun with parents, siblings and friends they've made on the hospital ward.

Of course, no Easter party is complete without chocolate! Every child goes home with an Easter egg. This year, over 150 families will be attending their Easter Party. Unfortunately, some children are too poorly to come along, so PASIC Support Workers take Easter eggs onto the hospital wards to bring a smile to their faces. PASIC supports nearly 500 families across the East Midlands facing childhood cancer.

But it's not just the sick children who benefit from these celebrations and Easter eggs; many of them have siblings who also face unique challenges. PASIC understands the importance of including these siblings, ensuring that they too feel valued and supported during a difficult time. After all, when a child in the family is diagnosed with cancer, it impacts the entire family unit, including siblings who may feel confused, scared or left out.

PASIC's Corporate Fundraiser Beth Mills said: “We're delighted to have the support of Page Kirk as their charity partner this year. They've done a fantastic job with their collection of Easter eggs. Each one will bring a smile to the face of a child with cancer. Egg-cellent work, Page Kirk!”

PASIC is doing wonderful work in the local community, helping children affected by cancer as well as their families. These Easter eggs seem such a great idea. Who doesn't want to enjoy a bit of chocolate over the holiday period?


How other businesses can get involved

Charities such as PASIC reply on the support from businesses like ours. There are numerous ways to contribute, from participating in fundraising events to volunteering opportunities throughout the year. To learn more about supporting PASIC, visit www.pasic.org.uk or email fundraising@pasic.org.uk.

To support Page Kirk's fundraising efforts this year, you can donate at the link below. Every contribution is much appreciated: https://www.justgiving.com/page/page-kirk-supporting-pasic