PASIC launch Easter egg appeal

Student nurse, Jade Harland, front row, right, hands over one of the 246 collected Easter eggs to PASIC fundraising and events manager Cindy Rossiter at Wigwam Hair Salon in Mansfield Woodhouse last Wednesday, following donations by customers, friends and family and the Shirebrook Co-op.  Also pictured are from left, back row,salon owner Rachel Mellins, and stylists Sharon Crofts, Jade Mycroft and Kimberley Minchin.
Student nurse, Jade Harland, front row, right, hands over one of the 246 collected Easter eggs to PASIC fundraising and events manager Cindy Rossiter at Wigwam Hair Salon in Mansfield Woodhouse last Wednesday, following donations by customers, friends and family and the Shirebrook Co-op. Also pictured are from left, back row,salon owner Rachel Mellins, and stylists Sharon Crofts, Jade Mycroft and Kimberley Minchin.
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THE Parents Association for Seriously Ill Children (PASIC) is once again appealing for Easter eggs for its annual Easter appeal.

PASIC helps children across a wide area, including Mansfield and Ashfield, who have been diagnosed with cancer, brain tumours and leukaemia - as well as supporting their families.

Hundreds of youngsters are expected to enjoy fun and games at the party on 14th April - and organisers hope to be able to present each child with an egg, as well as giving one to those too ill to attend.

Surplus eggs will also be handed out to other children in hospital over the Easter holidays.

PASIC co-ordinator Samantha Spencer says the charity helps make a positive difference to families with seriously ill children.

“The news that your child is suffering from a life-threatening illness such as cancer can completely turn your whole life upside down in a moment,” she said.

“The whole pattern of living suddenly changes and the family is plunged into a world of uncertainty.”

PASIC rely on the support of local businesses, groups and community, to help the charity raise the money needed so workers can continue helping families in their greatest time of need.

“As well as coming to terms with a child’s illness, families may face problems varying from isolation to financial hardship,” added Sam.

“PASIC are here to help relieve those difficulties and make a positive difference to families.”

For more information on PASIC visit their website at www.pasic.org.uk.