Coronavirus has hit the whole world hard, but the impact has been unimaginable for young people with cancer. Having treatment in hospital can feel scary, and during the pandemic, even more lonely with visitors restricted. Creative Packs Cancer Charity is on a mission to supply as many creative packs as possible to teenage cancer patients, to help with isolation, loneliness & mindfulness. Creative Packs Cancer Charity is a start-up charity that began at the start of the pandemic. Due to feedback & support from the patients, hospitals, and the wider community, it has now become a registered charity.
Its founder had chemotherapy for two years when she was a teenager, so knows how isolating cancer can be in the best of times, let alone during a pandemic. This charity believes in the power of crafts when it comes to boosting mental well-being. It’s a great way to keep your mind entertained and focused on something fun. Each pack is unique. They include sewing kits, brain puzzles, crochet kits, lego, beautiful colouring books and more! Everything included in the packs is brand new and individually wrapped.
Over the last year, they have supplied over 200 creative packs to The Royal Marsden Teenage Cancer Trust Unit (Sutton), St George’s TYA unit (Tooting) and QMC Teenage Cancer Trust Unit (Nottingham), and they’ve received incredible feedback from all hospitals and patients.
The charity will use funds from the Matthew Good Foundation so it can continue its mission over the next 12 months. The funding will help them reach more Teenage Cancer Units across England.