Chance to Shine have launched their coaching sessions at the cancer specialist hospital, the Royal Marsden in Sutton, funded by the ALMT. The sessions are delivered to children, teenagers and young adults up to the age of 25 undergoing cancer treatment.
‘Steve Peyman, Head of Operations at Chance to Shine, said “We’re delighted to be able to provide the children at the Royal Marsden with the opportunity to take part in cricket sessions. We believe that all young people should have the chance to receive a sporting education and it’s vital that this should continue despite the health problems they face. Cricket is an inclusive sport and our fantastic coaches ensure that each of their sessions is adapted to meet the needs of the young people. It’s a brilliant way for them to develop their physical attributes as well as learning valuable social skills.
“Thank you to the Angus Lawson Memorial Trust, whose ongoing support is making cricket accessible to young people who are going through unimaginable circumstances and if we can bring a smile to their faces through these sessions that can make a world of difference to them.”
Charlotte Weston, Teenage Cancer Trust Lead Nurse at The Royal Marsden said: “The young people really enjoyed the session with Paul as it was engaging and something different to the other group sessions we offer at the hospital.”
Chance to Shine currently deliver cricket sessions at Evelina and Great Ormond Street Hospitals in London, also supported by the Angus Lawson Memorial Trust.