Equality News Update: Fife Today: New childhood cancer drop in centre opens in Fife

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A Cupar teenager, who beat leukaemia, has opened the first childhood cancer drop-in centre in Fife.

Toby’s Magical Journey drop-in centre, on Bonnygate, provides information about childhood cancer, offers support, and has room to host events and activities.

It was opened by Toby Etheridge (13), who was given the all clear in April – three years after being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia just before Christmas 2014.

The aim of the centre is to offer children with cancer and their families support, whether that comes in the form of advice and information or a space to relax.

“Maggie’s is phenomenal in what they do, however, they are more adult-orientated,” Toby’s mum, Alison, explained.

“Sick Kids is a bit out of the way. And that’s it. There are lots of families in Fife and nowhere for them to go.

“Toby wants to raise awareness of childhood cancer, but he also wanted a place for children, or a parent, or grandparent, to go. Or anyone who wants to find out more.

 

Read more at: https://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/health/new-childhood-cancer-drop-in-centre-opens-in-fife-1-4818690

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