Thanks to the generosity of our fabulous supporters we were once again able to deliver hundreds of special gifts to young cancer patients (aged 13-24) spending their Christmas in hospital. Special, surprise gift boxes were sent to over 300 young cancer patients in hospitals throughout the UK and Ireland.
We were delighted to receive messages from families and hospital staff over the Christmas period. We will provide feedback in the 2020 gift booklet once that has been compiled, but we want to share this text message we received from the mum of a teenage girl on Christmas day;
“We want to say a massive THANK YOU for the wonderful, kind and very generous gifts. We are both totally overwhelmed and thrilled. Big virtual hugs and many thanks xx”
We also received some really generous feedback from a Youth Support Coordinator who highlighted the importance of the gift deliveries;
“Hello and happy to new year to everyone at Laura Crane Trust.
I just wanted to say a huge thank you on behalf of the staff and young people! The lovely gifts you sent were very much appreciated by the young people receiving cancer treatment over the Christmas period. It was lovely to be able to surprise everyone and you definitely put a few smiles on faces :)
Wishing you all the best for 2021”
We would just like to say a huge thank you from the team. None of what we do would be possible without the good people that say yes to our request for help.
A very special thank you to our Corporate Santas, including Wellhouse Leisure, Pollards, Develop, Fitton & Co, Express Office Solutions, One17 Charitable Trust, Sovereign Wealth, The fm Company, Frank & Alex and Bastion Estates who are all highlighted in our Twelve Days of Christmas along with additional supporters.
There are many more individuals and organisations that come together to make the Christmas gift deliveries possible and we will soon be featuring these in our 2020 Christmas Gift booklet that will be available shortly. In the meantime, please accept our heartfelt thanks.
And finally, we are hugely grateful to One Community Foundation Kirklees Match It! for generously matching all the Christmas donations we have received to ensure they will have twice the impact!