Dragonfly Cancer Trust

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.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1167247)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£4,000

Amount raised

£1,548

Donations

26

Championed by Four Acre Trust

    Category

  • CancerCancer
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Hospitals/HospicesHospitals/Hospices

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

United Kingdom

  • Dragonfly Cancer Trust really does make a difference to a young person's life, at a time when all hope is lost. They provide a focus and incredible opportunities for young cancer patients with limited time to create lasting memories.

    — Anon

  • Thank you for making our time so special, we were able to be together and forget for just a short while what lies ahead, and for a short time be a normal family again.

    — Anon

Situation

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 has a surge of requests from families who wish to hold an extra-special Christmas or celebrate earlier in December.

Solution

Christmas at Home will provide the funds for young palliative patients and their families to enjoy a "normal" Christmas away from hospital and create happy and lasting memories together. Some families with very limited time may choose to hold their Christmas celebration early. We understand how precious time is for the families we support and can make things happen incredibly quickly so that they can concentrate on spending quality time together.