Everyone let’s do the Monster March!

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Local children’s charity Tayside Children with Cancer and Leukaemia (TCCL) is putting out a call to children and their parents across Angus to pledge their support for Monster March.

This ingenious fund-raiser, organised in collaboration with Along Came Kirsty CIC, invites children at nurseries, primary schools and youth groups to make monster crafts, dress up as monsters and take part in their very own Monster March.

As an incentive to sign up, the overall winning Monster from each group will be put forward to a regional competition, where the child can win £250 Amazon vouchers for their school, nursery or group, and a prize for themselves.

The fund-raiser can take place any day in March and participants each pay £1 to take part. There are craft ideas and further information on the Monster March available at http://www.tccl-lodge.org.uk/donate-to-tccl-lodge/monster-march

Event organiser Kirsty Thomson, managing director Along Came Kirsty CIC, commented: “We’ve been working with the fund-raisers from TCCL for the last few months. This event will help to raise vital funds to assist with the ongoing running of TCCL Lodge – a newly acquired house in St Andrews which will be turned into a holiday home for children with cancer and their families.”

TCCL Lodge – the capital project set up by TCCL – has already raised over £350,000 and the group hope this latest endeavour will help them towards the £500,000 goal.

TCCL has been supporting families since 1994. The cause aims to raise around £40,000 per year to support families in the area affected by childhood cancer or leukaemia.

The charity is run entirely by a group of volunteers who don’t take a penny for their work.

The TCCL Lodge project aims to raise £500,000 towards renovating and maintaining a four-bedroom family holiday home, which will be available exclusively to one family at a time for rest and recuperation.