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Weʼre raising £5,500 to Provide every child that attends cancer ward T11 UCLH London with a wheelie bag full of essential supplies for their stays in hospital.

London, United Kingdom

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For the past few years we have been performing random acts of kindness to help lift the spirits of little people that are facing really grim situations. Our main target has been children that are going through treatment for cancer and other serious and life limiting illnesses. To date we have been successful in our task but now we need to widen our circle of helpers. We are continuously looking for ways to help brighten lives of these kids by gifting them with things to occupy them whilst spending long stints in hospital or days out so that they can enjoy quality and fun experiences as a family. We found inspiration from a little girl called Joni-Mai Stevens, who, in spite of her own battles with cancer encouraged us to help the homeless people she saw on her frequent travels to and from her chemo and radiotherapy sessions in London. Sadly Joni passed away from her illness and in her honour we continue to do kind things for those who are indeed struggling to smile x We need your help with raising funds to allow us to continue to do these random acts of kindness and grant wishes. We successfully gifted a child cancer ward with gifts and a visit from Father Christmas during their treatments over the Christmas period. It was a huge success and with your help, we would like to expand this concept all year round. Also with help from friends and family, we supplied the children with a large number of soft warm and funky hats to keep little baldy heads warm. We used soft yarns as we know Joni would often complain that regular hats tugged at the fine hairs that remained during chemo. We also supplied the ward with a PS4 for children that are in a special super sterile room due to their weakened immune system. Joni's Parents continue to support T11 whenever possible out of gratitude for the care and support they received during Joni's illness. Please find it in your heart to help us raise much needed funds to do what we can to help lift these children's and their families spirits. Our first task is to supply every child between the ages of 0 to 12 with a wheelie suitcase filled with essential home comforts that will help them to feel "At Home" during their stints in hospital. Why are we targeting children in this age bracket? This is because the teenage cancer trust cater for children aged between 13 and 24 and they do an amazing job and raise millions yearly. Sadly, I have seen that the children in this lower age bracket miss out as a result of lack of support of a large charity. So... this is our plan, To provide wheeled bags for easy transportation, containing essential but comforting items for the time they are having chemo at UCLH. Items like cosy blankets, slippers, battery powered fairy lights, spare undies, over head headphones, bamboo face cloths and other items. We intend to start at UCLH London and with help from you, hopefully go Nationwide! Joni spent many many hours in T11 UCLH London and so we know the staff well enough to get advice about what is needed for these children. We also have years of experience and a lot of knowledge that allows us to know what is needed to help make the children there a little more comfortable during their treatment. Later we would like to offer wishes, but lets take baby steps for now with this first phase.

Long term, we aim to reach out and help as many children fighting this horrible disease as possible with gifts and treats to help lift spirits. Thank you for reading. And please do what you can. If we could offer these kids just one wish... it would mean so much.

For more information about Joni, please google Joni-Mai Stevens.

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  • Patricia Walsh6 months ago
    Patricia Walsh

    Patricia Walsh

    6 months ago

    We put together our first bag. It was filled with essentials for a two year old little girl. Even I was surprised how much it all came to! Essentials like short sleeved pyjamas ( to make access to cannula easier) water wipes, lip balm, socks, toiletries, a blanket. it all mounts up. Over head headphones! Some may look at these as luxury but...if there are six children in one bay undergoing treatments, imagine the noise of 6 tv's or tabs/phones! Add to that the fact you feel rubbish and the parents are probably exhausted. X let's do this x

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  • Sally Pay

    Sally Pay

    Feb 28, 2018

    I adore this family with my all ♥️♥️Hope this little bit helps in some way xx

    £20.00

  • m faulkner

    m faulkner

    Feb 25, 2018

    £20.00

  • Yvette Madden

    Yvette Madden

    Feb 25, 2018

    With lots of love

    £10.00

  • Rowan Wynter

    Rowan Wynter

    Feb 25, 2018

    Hope you smash the target x

    £10.00

  • Amanda Simmonds

    Amanda Simmonds

    Feb 10, 2018

    ❤ xxx.

    £20.00

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Patricia Walsh

Patricia Walsh

London, United Kingdom

I am a grandmother of a once very poorly little girl called Joni. Joni has inspired me to do kind things for other kids facing the same struggles she did on a daily basis during her painfully short life. I do understand the needs families face when a child has a serious illness.

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