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New home for Channel Island patients and families receiving cancer treatment in Southampton

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A home in Southampton that has helped be a base for families whose relatives have cancer has officially opened.

It means families from the Channel Islands can stay for free to be near their child when undergoing grueling cancer treatment in Southampton.

Danielle Doney from Jersey was able to stay at the CLIC Sargent home while her daughter Lauren was receiving treatment for leukemia.

Lauren Doney Credit: ITV Channel TV

Danielle Doney was able to stay at the CLIC Sargent home while her daughter, Lauren, was receiving treatment for leukemia.

Being stuck in hospital is very lonely...and knowing that my mum is just down the road is really helpful. I have a reason to get up in the morning and shower because I know someone is going to come and see me.

– Lauren Doney, patient

The new CLIC SARGENT UK 'Home from Home' opened in Southampton on 23rd November.

Earlier this year, CLIC Sargent launched a fundraising appeal to transform a former Southampton bed and breakfast into a haven for young cancer patients and their families.

The families we support will benefit from specially-designed rooms offering more space and comfort for families during a really difficult time. The public's generous support made this happen and it's important to celebrate this great milestone

The families we support will benefit from specially-designed rooms offering more space and comfort for families during a really difficult time. The public's generous support made this happen and it's important to celebrate this great milestone.

– Cecilia Milburn, CLIC Sargent's UK Home from Home Manager

It should allow families to spend more time together during their child's cancer treatment and avoid often high travel and accommodation costs.

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