Lining Up to Help Support Children with Liver Disease

The Birmingham Post (England), March 5, 2008 | Go to article overview

Lining Up to Help Support Children with Liver Disease


A Birmingham charity is urging people to help form "double yellow lines of hope" on Friday to raise awareness of the 1,000 children a year diagnosed with liver disease.

The Children's Liver Disease Foundation, based in Great Charles Street, is the only organisation in Britain dedicated to fighting the disease and researching new treatments.

Dalziel and Pasco star Colin Buchanan, a CLDF patron, will be joined in Victoria Square by local families whose children are battling liver disease and chief executive Catherine Arkley to launch Big Yellow Friday.

The charity wants people to help create double yellow lines of coins to represent two children diagnosed every day with a form of liver disease.

Ms Arkley said: "Usually double yellow lines have a rather negative connotation, but on Big Yellow Friday they will become double yellow lines of hope.

"Each year in Britain, there will be around 1,000 new cases of childhood liver disease that strike babies, children and young adults through no fault of their own, which is greater than the incidence of childhood leukaemia. …

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