Sussex Signs Charity of the Year
Local family cancer charity, the WOLO Foundation is our Charity of the Year 2023.
Our team at The Sussex Sign Company has chosen The WOLO Foundation as our charity of the year for 2023.
There are so many brilliant charities undertaking amazing work, that it is always a difficult choice. Over the 27 years we have been in business, we have supported a huge number of different charities. Last year we raised £750 for The Children's Respite Trust and in 2021, £643 for Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Choosing the right charity for The Sussex Sign Company
We wanted to focus again, on a local charity and one that supported families.
The WOLO Foundation helps improve the quality of life of families living in Sussex through their cancer journeys. They offer practical help and emotional support to make day-to-day living easier. Working with local businesses and communities they offer families a wealth of services supporting them through their diagnosis, treatment and beyond.
WOLO says 'Statistics show that 1 in 2 people in the UK born after 1960 will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Life is precious - we need to make the most of it - we only live once - WOLO!'
The charity is small, bespoke and run by husband and wife and trustees. It was started as an idea following a cancer diagnosis which affected them as a family. They found out there was little help. The WOLO charity now helps those on their journey. Families with children under 16 who are living with cancer in Sussex.
The WOLO foundation offers support for those diagnosed and their families. Practical help, mental health support, financial aspects, the associated stigma of cancer and loneliness are all part of the package as is, support following treatment when families are struggling to 'move on'.
Check out their website as it offers a lot of advice and information.
Supporting The WOLO Foundation
Our fundraising in 2023 will support the work of this amazing local charity. To help us support, please visit our Just Giving page.