Inspired by the beautiful Billie who devastatingly died at just fourteen from leukaemia, and her fabulous mum, a lovely Mumsnet poster, Woolly Hugs have organised Little Hugs to be sent to children suffering from cancer in Malawi and Bangladesh with the charity World Child Cancer.
We are launching this in tribute to Billie at the time of her 21st birthday, naming the project Billie's Blankets. In her name we will send little blankets to children who really need a woolly hug and to feel loved and looked after. WCC's response is below.
Alongside Billie's Blankets, we are very keen to send a donation.Money is scarce, they really have so little. In May a Woolly Hugs team will be running the BUPA London 10k, and we have ideas for a craft fundraiser later in the year. But your donation is welcome at ANY TIME. These children need all the love and comfort possible. So please, in memory of a sparkling young girl who always thought of others, we'd love you to help us help them.
Thinking of Billie and her family Xx
From World Child Cancer
Thank you for your email and your kind offer of support – your blankets are beautiful and I’m sure they provide great comfort to the children who you make them for.
I’m sure the children would love them, unfortunately most of the children we see at our projects are not able to survive their cancer due to the poor conditions, lack of knowledge and the high cost of medicine in the world’s poorest countries. In these cases we encourage palliative care for the children through our twinning partners who provide training for local project staff on the importance of this care, especially in pain relief. Psychosocial care is also very important and an area we focus on through supporting parent groups and play therapists – I think your blankets would fit in well with this area.
We would very much appreciate your support in any way you could, and would like to say thank you again for wanting to help these children.
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Knotty and Pistey X
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