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Aldi Has Done Something Wonderful For Young Cancer Patients At The Christie This Christmas

By Laura O'Neill

The supermarket and hospital are working to ensure no young person has to face cancer alone.

Aldi has been helping Teenage Cancer Trust staff in Manchester to create a magical ‘home away from home’ for cancer patients this Christmas at The Christie Hospital in Withington.

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The bargain supermarket has donated a range of toys, including the highly coveted Kevin the Carrot, Christmas trees, decorations and other seasonal treats. So that young cancer patients spending Christmas day away from home can enjoy and take part in the festivities.

Michelle Aucott, Aldi Partnership Manager at Teenage Cancer Trust, said:

“Having to spend time over Christmas away from home can be incredibly difficult for the young people on our units. That’s why it’s so important for us to help to create a festive atmosphere and make people feel at home.


“The trees and decorations have already visibly lifted people’s spirits, and we’re all looking forward to celebrating Christmas Day as one big family.”

The donation is part of Aldi’s five-year partnership with Teenage Cancer Trust which aims to raise £5 million in an effort to ensure no young person faces cancer alone. The donated Christmas Trees, hampers, lights and decorations have been delivered to various units across the country ready for patients to decorate the trees with their friends, family and Teenage Cancer Trust staff.