For a second year, the generosity of the Clive Richards Foundation has allowed your Christmas donations to go even further for bone cancer patients and their families.
Our Shine A Star Christmas Appeal was back for 2022 and was once again match-funded by the Clive Richards Foundation to double the impact of your donations towards our life-saving work.
The late philanthropist Clive Richards, who was a prominent British businessman, set up the Clive and Sylvia Richards Foundation in 1986 and supported charitable causes until his death in 2021.
Following Clive's passing, the charity was renamed to honour its warm-hearted founder, and we are incredibly grateful to Clive's wife, Sylvia, for continuing to support the Bone Cancer Research Trust.
Thanks to the support of the foundation, all donations made by our supporters to the Shine A Star Appeal up to £25,000 were doubled – bringing the total raised to an incredible £54,042!
Zoe Davison, Head of Research, Information & Support at the Bone Cancer Research Trust, said:
We are so grateful to receive another round of generous support from the Clive Richards Foundation. Thanks to the kindness of this incredible organisation and its founders, we can make every penny donated to our Christmas Appeal go twice as far towards finding better treatments for patients – bringing us one step closer towards a cure for primary bone cancer.
The 2022 Shine A Star Appeal featured bone cancer patient Freddie Croft, who was just six years old when he was diagnosed with metastatic Ewing sarcoma in November 2019.
Freddie endured a gruelling treatment regime which included eight months of aggressive chemotherapy, radiotherapy and blood transfusions. He has completed his treatment but is now experiencing side effects from both the cancer and his treatment, including vision problems. Freddie continues to receive clear scans at his routine check-ups.
With an extra boost from the Clive Richards Foundation, we have raised vital funds to continue pioneering research into newer, kinder, and more effective treatments, with the aim of helping more children like Freddie survive bone cancer.
Find out more about Freddie's journey below: