Josie's Dragonfly Trust

Josie's Dragonfly Trust

Charity information

Josie's Dragonfly Trust

Josie’s Dragonfly Trust brightens the lives of children and young people living with cancer. Josie’s Dragonfly Trust work alongside Clic Sargent and the Macmillan teams in children’s cancer hospitals and young people’s cancer units. When one of their patients is given the devastating news that their treatment is no longer curative, they approach the trust with a cash gift application. Due to this association there is no red tape and a cheque of £500 is sent to the hospital in a couple of days to be given immediately to the young person or child’s family. This money allows them to do something to brighten their days during this precious and difficult time and is theirs to spend on whatever they want. In addition to the cash gifts, Josie’s Dragonfly Trust supply large boxes of arts and crafts supplies to all Children’s Cancer Specialist hospitals across the UK at least twice a year. These boxes are appreciated by both the children and staff on the wards as it is difficult to keep children and young people amused whilst spending so much time in hospitals often having difficult and painful treatment.

Founded 2007

  • Mission statement

    Josie’s Dragonfly Trust was established in 2006 with the mission to brighten the lives of children and young people living with cancer. The trust aims to enhance suffering children and young people’s remaining days by giving them back some happiness and control during such a precious and difficult time.

    Josie’s Dragonfly Trust achieves this by provide cash gifts of £500 to children and young people who have heard the devastating news that their cancer is no longer curative and by supplying arts and crafts boxes to children’s cancer specialist hospitals. Josie’s Dragonfly Trust is unique as we work closely with the Clic Sargent and Macmillan teams within cancer specialist hospitals. This means that there is no red tape or delays so the child or young person receives their cheque within days of the initial application. Due to this direct involvement there is no need for board meetings or references from doctors to hold up the process ensuring the child receives immediate support.

  • Aims

    Josie's Dragonfly Trust aims to:

    • To provide arts and crafts boxes to children’s cancer wards to improve the quality of life of children receiving treatment.
    • To provide £500 cash gifts to children and young people who have been told their cancer is no longer curative to increase their sense of control.
    • To brighten the lives of children and young people living with cancer.
  • Overview

    Established: November 2007

    Registered Charity Number: 1121768

    Board members: 6

    Full time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 16

    Phone number: 01434602043

    Address: 7 Hallstile Bank, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 3PG

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