Project information

Christmas at Home

The Christmas at Home project will support young cancer patients with limited time. Funds raised will help give young cancer patients and their families a chance to enjoy Christmas at home instead of in hospital, or perhaps move Christmas forward if time is limited.

October 2017 - December 2017

Charity information: Josie's Dragonfly Trust

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  • Need

    Need

    Many families the charity supports are on a low income as a result of giving up work in order to care for their child. This means that when faced with the devastating news that there are no further treatment options available, they simply cannot afford to do the special things that they so desperately want to do with the limited time they have.

    Each year the charity is inundated with requests from families who wish to hold an extra-special Christmas, or celebrate Christmas early.

    Solution

    Christmas at Home will provide the funds for young cancer patients and their families to enjoy Christmas away from hospital, helping to create happy and lasting memories together.

    Some families with very limited time may choose to hold their celebrations early so that they will always have memories of their last Christmas together to treasure forever.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To enable young cancer patients to enjoy a memorable Christmas at home.

    Activities

    » Work with UK hospital teams to grant Cash Gifts and Dragonfly Dreams, helping families to have a special and memorable Christmas celebration.

    The number of Dragonfly Dreams and Cash Gifts granted to children for Christmas activities.


    Aim 2

    To help the families of young cancer patients to move Christmas forward if time is precious.

    Activities

    » Work with UK hospital teams to grant Cash Gifts and Dragonfly Dreams, helping families put things in place for their special early Christmas.

    The number of Dragonfly Dreams and Cash Gifts granted to move Christmas forward.


  • Impact

    Impact

    We passionately believe in the importance of happy memories, not just for the young cancer patients we support, but for those they are preparing to leave behind. These memories can be treasured forever by their family, friends and loved ones.

    We would demonstrate this through feedback from the CLIC Sargent social work teams based at each hospital and contact from the families themselves.

    Risk

    The young patient may pass away before their money is allocated, or their medical circumstances may change so they are unable to leave hospital.

    Reporting

    Donors for the Christmas at Home project will receive thank you letters and an overall Christmas at Home report at the beginning of January.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £7,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £7,500 10 x Cash Gifts of £500 Cash Gifts for Christmas at Home
  • Background

    Location

    National (UK)

    Beneficiaries

    Children and young people with incurable cancer and their families.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Josie's Dragonfly Trust supports young people in 35 hospitals across the UK, including all major cities.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Jane Dennison

    Head of Fundraising - applications from the hospitals and contact with the families.

    Sarah Hogg

    Fundraiser - fundraising and area-specific research for the families.

Josie's Dragonfly Trust

Josie's Dragonfly Trust