A charity that supports families with children undergoing cancer treatment has received a donation of £2,500 from the Allied Vehicles Charitable Trust.

The Emma Cameron Foundation, established in memory of Emma Cameron who died from bone cancer in 2011, offers financial aid and comprehensive support to the families.

The North Glasgow trust's donation will fund supermarket vouchers which will cover the foundation’s annual cost for provision to help families with immediate needs.

The foundation operates on an annual budget of £60,000 and covers everything from funding real hair wigs and trips to Lapland, to offering support for social workers and facilitating at home end-of-life care in partnership with CHAS.

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Alan Cameron, Emma’s father and founder of the Emma Cameron Foundation, said: "From our experience with Emma we know that having a child in hospital with cancer is expensive, adding more worry and issues to the most basic concerns about their diagnosis.

"There are so many financial consequences to a child’s cancer diagnosis, and we are trying to minimise this impact and let families focus on their child’s health.

“We work with the hospital social workers who are aware of the impact a child’s cancer diagnosis has on each family.

"They identify the families most in need and the vouchers funded by the Allied Vehicles Charitable Trust will be used to help families who are having to stay away from home, have extended periods in hospital, make emergency pyjama / toiletries purchases, and more.”

The foundation's service provision has faced increased pressure due to the pandemic, leading to reliance on self-generated fundraising and donations, following the depletion of reserve funds.

Jennifer Miller, corporate sales manager and charitable trust committee member at Allied Vehicles Group, said: "We are honoured to support the Emma Cameron Foundation's shopping voucher scheme with a donation of £2,500.

"With this contribution we aim to alleviate some of the burdens these brave families face, ensuring they have one less worry as they focus on their child's health and well-being."