Artwork showcases childrens cancer journeys

A University-based children’s cancer charity is staging a public exhibition of artworks by those affected by the disease.

Childhood cancer patients from across the country have submitted a piece of art, photography or poetry to reflect their cancer journeys as part of an exhibition at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester, to recognise the importance of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, this September.

The project has been organised by Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG), a leading children’s cancer charity, based at the University of Leicester’s Clinical Sciences Building, as a way of encouraging anyone who has had a connection with childhood cancer to share their story in a creative and reflective way and to emphasise the importance of funding further research.

CCLG is also the UK and Ireland’s professional association for those involved in the treatment and care of children with cancer, with over 700 professional members. It brings together childhood cancer professionals - including from the University of Leicester and Leicester’s Hospitals- to ensure all children receive the best possible treatment and care.

The exhibition will be open to members of the public from Friday 1st September throughout Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.