Posted on the 5th December 2018
CLIC Sargent appoints new trustee
CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading charity for young cancer patients and their families, has announced that Karen Eccles has been appointed to its Board of Trustees.
Karen is currently Director, Commercial Innovation at The Telegraph, previously holding the role of Director of Digital Sales and Innovation. Her career in advertising has spanned over 20 years across digital media, ad tech, business, consumer and national press, radio, events, and video, including management roles at Centaur Communications, DMG Media, and Classic FM.
Prior to joining The Telegraph, Karen led transformation projects in digital and video for DC Thomson’s Shortlist Media and Beano Studios, and was Commercial Director UK at leading video ad tech company Innovid.
CLIC Sargent Chair of Trustees Peter Hollins said:
“We are delighted to welcome Karen to our Board of Trustees. Karen brings over 20 years’ experience in advertising and has led key transformation projects in digital and video. At CLIC Sargent we believe that digital is key to us reaching every child and young person who needs us, so her significant digital expertise and experience will be invaluable to support the changes that we need to make. We look forward to working with Karen to help us in our mission to change what it means to be diagnosed with cancer when you’re young.”
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For more information please email Rebecca.Bourley@clicsargent.org.uk or call her on 020 8752 2938
About cancer in children and young people
Today, 12 more children and young people in the UK will hear the devastating news that they have cancer. Treatment normally starts immediately, is often given many miles from home and can last for up to three years. Although survival rates are over 80%, cancer remains the single largest cause of death from disease in children and young people in the UK.
About CLIC Sargent
When cancer strikes young lives CLIC Sargent helps families limit the damage cancer causes beyond their health. CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading charity for young cancer patients and their families. We provide specialist support, to help and guide each young cancer patient and their family. We will fight tirelessly for them, individually, locally and nationally. For more information, visit www.clicsargent.org.uk
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Please note that the name ‘CLIC Sargent’ should not be abbreviated to CLIC, and that the word ‘CLIC’ should always appear in capitals, as above.
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