Something to Look Forward to Limited

'Experience More' for people affected by cancer

We are raising funds to improve the lives of people living with cancer and experiencing cancer poverty by providing them with positive experiences outside of the home and hospital environment including cottage holidays, restaurant meals, spa breaks, tickets to events and special family days.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1164960)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£5,000

Amount raised

£5,124

Donations

75

    Categories

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief
  • Mental HealthMental Health

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Half of people with cancer find the emotional effects harder to manage than the physical effects with 1 in 3 people experiencing a mental health problem (MHF). The cancer community have been shielding for long periods of time during Covid-19 with quarantining leading to a high prevalence of symptoms of psychological distress (Brooks). 91% of cancer patients suffer a loss of income causing mental health issues and have now fallen further into cancer poverty as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Solution

We will provide tailored support to individuals and families affected by cancer poverty to enable them to access positive experiences with family and friends to improve emotional wellbeing and prevent isolation and loneliness. We will empower those experiencing financial difficulty as a result of their diagnosis to enjoy experiences and make memories which they would not otherwise be able to afford to do. This will boost confidence, self-esteem, ability to cope and connection with loved ones.

  • 'We forgot all about treatment, hospitals and the worries because you enabled us to spend the quality time together we so desperately needed.'

    — Anita, Beneficiary

  • 'This gift was the first step to seeing my old self again, and helped me face the world. Without you I don't think I could have taken those steps'

    — Abdul, Beneficiary

  • 'After so long feeling detached from the world, you helped me find my place again.'

    — Michael, Beneficiary

  • "I am sat in the beach house, Newquay in utter disbelief that this is happening. I’ve had a sob, thinking about everything and trying to factor in that this amazing trip is because of something that took so much. The support, kindness & care you’ve given is like nothing I’ve experienced in my life."

    — Laura, Beneficiary