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.
“It means so much to me to know this mission has been recognised and that we can support more teenage cancer patients. The funds will help us create and deliver more creative packs, we want to be able to achieve what we did last year and more! The funds will help buy items for the creative packs and scale the initiative across more Teenage Cancer Trust Units. We have heard from hospitals that they really struggle to finance arts and crafts and the donations they usually receive are for younger children, but not teenagers. We’re here to change this.“
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After becoming one of the top five finalists in the latest Grants for Good Round, Creative Packs Cancer Charity won the employee vote and £3,500 was granted.