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Say Cheese! Superhero photoshoot for #SKforKidscan

In February, our ambassadors took part in an action-packed, exciting day filled with plenty of fun; all thanks to the talented Gillian Walsh, Salford University and The Alchemist who donated their Saturday to make our brave ambassadors feel just like superheroes.

On the 10th March 2018 we invited our ambassadors Laura, Coleen and Charlotte – as well as brave cancer survivors from the Stockport area to join us at Media City for a superhero themed photoshoot to promote our #SKforKidscan campaign.

Armed with capes and masks, the kids posed as their favourite superheroes whilst the talented Gillian Walsh captured the children’s personalities in a series of amazing photographs.

As well as their best superhero pose – the kids were also invited to bring with them anything associated with their treatment. Whilst Emma and Olivia both chose to bring teddies that stayed with them during treatment, many of the children also brought their treatment beads with each bead signifying a different stage of their treatment.

After the shoot, all the children were treated to a delicious meal courtesy of the Alchemist Media City. During the meal, the bar staff presented our table with amazing, science experiment like, mocktails which were truly mesmerising. The children were so excited!

As much as this was a fun shoot, there is a significant message behind the photos that …cancer survivors are superheroes.

Of the 130 children in the Stockport area that will be diagnosed with cancer, 33 will not survive. 60% of those that do, will suffer late effects of their cancer treatment. The statistics are shocking and hard to comprehend – however, with campaigns such as #SKForKidscan, and amazing contributions just like those from The Alchemist and Gillian Walsh, we can raise money to fund safer children’s cancer treatments, so our super survivors can live without suffering the side effects of the treatments used to save their lives.

To find out more about the SK campaign visit: www.kidscan.org.uk/sk

 

 

 

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