This Christmas, we wanted to bring some magic and Christmas cheer into the homes of families affected by childhood cancer. Unfortunately, our usual Christmas parties were unable to go ahead, but we still had lots of festive fun for families to get involved in. We held a Christmas Craft Party and a Virtual Christmas Party, as well as giving families the opportunity to receive a Christmas gift box and a personalised video message from Santa.
Our Christmas Craft Party took place on 13 December and over 90 families received their craft kit in the post beforehand ready for the crafty fun on Zoom! The children made a beaded snowflake decoration, an LED snowman decoration and they also decorated their own fabric stocking. Thank you to Made by Me Craft Parties who hosted the event for us. Suki and her sister were just two of those attending, and their mum Rachel told us:
The girls loved it and it was a great way to get involved with some festive fun. Thank you so much to everyone for all your efforts in putting the session together. They have some lovely little handmade keepsakes from another Christmas that’s a little out the ordinary! Three years ago Suki was in hospital over Christmas and she has lots of crafting things from then too which she made in her hospital bed. Every time we now bring them out at this time of year they bring back so many memories, of another different but also special time.