When the Trinity team learned that Senior Relationship Manager, Tony Dierckens’ son Jules had been diagnosed with cancer, they wanted to find a way to help.
Bracelets for a cause
Tony’s daughter, Estelle, decided all by herself to make and sell colourful beaded bracelets to support her brother Jules, donating all the funds she receives to a local charity, Kinderkankerfonds VZW in Belgium.
Kinderkankerfonds’ mission is to provide a better quality of life for children with cancer and their families. They provide support for the financial, physical, and mental wellbeing of children and their families, as well as support scientific research in the fight against childhood cancer.
“We focus our resources on what we can do to make it easier for families and their children,” says Boris Vergucht, Communication Officer at Kinderkankerfonds.
Tony recognises the importance of his daughter’s efforts to support this important cause. “Despite being confronted with a severely sick brother and all the other worries that come along with it, Estelle didn’t want to sit on the side-lines,” says Tony. “Her contribution, not only for Jules, but also for all children with life-threatening illnesses makes me very proud as a father.”
Trinity team provides support
The Trinity team has been so touched by the family’s story, that they asked Estelle to make 30 bracelets, one for each Trinity team member. The company has also provided additional donations of €350 to the Children’s Cancer Charity and some members of the team have also personally contributed.
“Tony is part of our team, and we are one big family,” says Paula Daenen, General Manager. “We are trying to support Tony in every little way we can through this very hard time. We were so moved by Estelle and her passion to help her brother and other children receiving treatments to be able to have fun with their family and friends. We contributed as this has touched our hearts and it really means a lot to us.”
Recently, Estelle calculated that she raised €916 in total, including the contributions from Trinity and the team.
Kinderkankerfonds is grateful for the support from Tony’s family and Estelle’s bracelets for their cause. “It means a lot to us that the family has taken the initiative to support our organisation,” says Boris. “Without these types of actions, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do every year – from providing children’s healthcare at home to funding scientific research in order to find new treatments, to supporting the mental and physical wellbeing of patients.”
Estelle will continue making new bracelets, collecting money to make another donation to the Kinderkankerfonds VZW charity in 2023.
Letter from Estelle to Trinity team
Hello, I am Estelle,
I am 10 years old and have been making jewellery and selling it for a while.
I got the idea from movies from kids my age who run small companies. I had told my dad that I wanted to do the same and he was not convinced but agreed.
You will probably not believe me but [at the time of writing this] I already gained €93,30. However, the money is not for me but for the children’s cancer charity.
The children’s cancer charity makes sure that my brother and other sick children enjoy nice things in the hospital (Clini clowns, balloons, musicians and more) and can even go on nice camping trips.
They also make it possible that brothers and sisters of sick children can do nice activities. My parents had the idea to support the children’s cancer charity. So now I can say I have a small company of my own. And now you know everything about me.
If you would like to learn more about the Kinderkankerfonds VZW charity and how you could support it, please visit their website https://kinderkankerfonds.be.