Sarcoma UK funds vital research, offers support for anyone affected by sarcoma and campaigns for better treatments.
Sarcomas are uncommon cancers that can affect any part of the body, on the inside or outside, including the muscle, bone, tendons, blood vessels and fatty tissues.
More than 5,000 people are diagnosed with sarcoma each year in the UK. There are about 100 different sub-types of sarcoma.
Emma Delin, Donor and Supporter Care Fundraising Officer at Sarcoma UK, spoke to an assembly at the school where she explained what sarcoma is and how the charity works to help those who are affected by it. She was accompanied by sarcoma survivor Fred Scott who spoke to the pupils about his experience with the disease.
Richard Davidson, Chief Executive at Sarcoma UK, said:
We are delighted that Duke of Kent School has named us as their Charity of the Year. We could not carry out our vital work without voluntary donations and the efforts of our fundraisers and supporters, so the school’s fundraising will help us help those who are affected by sarcoma.
Sue Knox, Head, Duke of Kent School, said:
Sadly our school has been directly touched by sarcoma, so we are delighted to support the important work Sarcoma UK does. Emma and Fred gave a really informative talk to our pupils; it was a pleasure to welcome them to the school.