20 May 2021
Three years ago, 13-year-old Emmanuel was diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma - a rare type of fast-growing non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He spent the next three months isolated on a ward undergoing an aggressive chemotherapy regime. It was incredibly difficult for Emmanuel and his family to move on after being cocooned on treatment, having his days dictated by doctors. They lost all independence.
But Emmanuel’s first trip with the Trust in 2019, gave him freedom and responsibility. He instantly felt at ease amongst others who had all been through treatment and came back full of confidence, unwrapped from the cotton wool and the bubble wrap that had protected him during treatment.
Created in 2012 by Chris Evans the sole purpose of CarFest is to raise money for UK charities.
This year CarFest will be raising funds for their MAGNIFICENT SEVEN charities… as well as BBC Children in Need, Ellen MacArthur Trust, Rainbow Trust, Starlight Children’s Foundation and Teenage Cancer Trust, they will also be raising funds for My Black Dog, Comic Relief and a number of additional local and hugely deserving charities…
The Trust is forever grateful to be one of the maginficent seven to benefit. This means we can help more young people like Emmanuel believe in a brighter future.