Ocean Terminal: Supporting CCLASP
Over the festive season we partnered with CCLASP (Children with Cancer and Leukaemia Advice and Support for Parents) with the aim of raising £50,000 towards a facility they plan to build in 2017. We are in the process of confirming what we raised over the period and will continue our partnership in 2017 to raise vital funds for this small but wide reaching charity.
Please see below for some further info on who CCLASP are, what we have done and what we'll continue to do.
Who are CCLASP?
Children with Cancer and Leukaemia Advice and Support for Parents (CCLASP) helps children and teenagers suffering from cancer or leukaemia. They also help diagnosed families express and share with each other the feelings, anxieties, and horror of having a child with a life-threatening illness. They support more than 500 families across Scotland and have spent many years building up relationships with other like-minded charities so as to access much needed resources for a sick child and their families, whether it be transport to hospital appointments, holidays, or a special wish from a child.
What our aim is.
Through a variety of events, initiatives and activities, our aim as a centre and a community is to raise £50,000 to contribute towards the cost of a purpose build facility CCLASP are planning in 2017 opposite the grounds of the new Sick Kids Hospital at Little France. Already this project has been boosted by a major donation from the Howat Foundation. This facility will provide a vital, tranquil haven of support for young people and their families affected by cancer and leukaemia.
Find out more about this build and CCLASP by visiting the Information & Exhibition Unit on the 1st floor – here you can see the plans for the new unit, what we wish to make a small contribution towards helping become a reality.
A Room for Reflection.
In addition, on 1st December, we opened a Room for Reflection. Located on the 1st floor next to the food court, this room provided a tranquil space celebrating the life of those who have sadly died, those who are receiving treatment and those that have won their battle, a place where customers can quietly reflect. Memory Trees offered an opportunity for customers to dedicate a heart to absent friends and family members.
How can you help?
Every donation of any size will be a step towards our goal. Based on visits to the centre over the festive period in 2015, if every customer donated only 50p, we would easily raise £200,000, so our £50,000 is within reach!
As a centre, we have donated all proceeds from Santa’s Grotto and ticket sales for a staff Christmas Party Night. Charity gift wrap, character visits, raffle, wishing well, collection cans in stores plus other activities took place within the centre offering many ways to get involved and show support. Continuing in to 2017 there will be other initiatives and activities taking place to further add to the ever growing fundraising tally.
How to donate?
There are collecting cans in many stores throughout the centre and at Customer Servce or if you wish to donate online or by text, you can do that also! Just follow the link/ instructions below.
DONATE ONLINE via Just Giving: www.oceanterminal.com/donate
TEXT: OTXX50 £2 to 70070
From everyone at Ocean Terminal and CCLASP, we offer a huge THANK YOU for any support you are able to offer.