September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and charities and campaigners are asking the public to ‘wear it gold’ during the month and help raise awareness.

One way of doing this is by purchasing a gold pin badge from charity Young Lives vs Cancer and wearing it throughout the month.

Martin Whitfield MSP has always supported Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and is helping promote it again this September.

Speaking about his support, Martin Whitfield MSP said:

“Cancer affects children and young people in different ways to adults. From the type of cancer they have, to when they’re diagnosed, to how and where they’re treated and the impact on family members.

“Young Lives vs Cancer and other charities are highlighting that this means that children and young people with cancer need specially tailored care and treatment from people who understand them.

“They need the right kind of treatment, at the right time, in the right place. So they have the best possible chance to get well and get on with their lives.

“I welcome and support Young Lives vs Cancer’s campaign and call for children and young people with cancer to get the specialist support and care they need.”

Find out more about the month and how to get involved here