Project information

Christmas at Home

The Christmas at Home project will help brighten the lives of children and young people living with cancer. 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.

November 2013 - December 2013

Charity information: Josie's Dragonfly Trust

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  • Need

    Need

    The parents of many children and young people living with cancer have had to give up their jobs in order to care for their child, so there isn't much spare money in the family for things like Christmas presents.

    Solution

    Christmas at Home will provide the funds for young cancer patients and their families to enjoy Christmas away from hospital, helping to create special memories. If the child is quite young they are often unaware of their terminal diagnosis so it is especially appreciated by the parents.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide funds for children and young people with cancer to enjoy Christmas at home.

    Activities

    » Raise funds and work with Macmillan and Clic Sargent nurses to allocate the money.

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


    Aim 2

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

    Activities

    » Raise funds and work with Macmillan and Clic Sargent nurses to allocate the money.

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


  • Impact

    Impact

    Helping to create special memories to help the families of the young cancer patients cope with their grief one the child has passed away.

    We would demonstrate this through feedback from the families, offering further support to harness support for the charity.

    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: £10,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £10,000 20 x Cash Gifts of £500 The average cost per family for Christmas
  • Background

    Location

    National (UK)

    Beneficiaries

    Children and young people with cancer and their families.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Josie's Dragonfly Trust is dedicated to brightening the lives of children and young people with cancer and are affiliated with all the children's cancer hospitals in the UK.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Jane Dennison

    Head of Fundraising - applications.

    Sarah Hogg

    Fundraiser - fundraising

    Sue Urwin

    Volunteer - looks for discounts and deals for the families.

    Shelley Murray-Hill

    Volunteer - looks for discounts and deals for the family.

Josie's Dragonfly Trust

Josie's Dragonfly Trust