Children with Cancer UK is raising £200,000 for the Beads of Courage UK oncology programme to support children, like Ted, who go through difficult treatment journeys.
Beads of Courage UK is an essential support programme that helps children cope with serious illnesses by awarding them a bead at every stage of treatment. This helps them to feel rewarded for completing different treatments and gives them a physical representation of their journey to help them understand what they are going through.
This year, 4,500 families will be given the devastating news that their child has cancer. A donation from you today can help ensure that each of these families will be supported by the Beads of Courage UK oncology programme.
When Ted was diagnosed with infantile leukaemia, he had a 50% chance of survival and was put on an intensive treatment plan. When he finally finished his treatment, he was given a little plastic medal which simply had “Winner” printed on it. His parents felt that this plastic medal didn’t represent all the challenges he’d overcome and so they launched Beads of Courage UK in 2013.
The Beads of Courage have a positive impact on the mental health and well-being of young cancer patients.
Collecting beads throughout treatment motivates the children to deal with distressing procedures, and helps them feel proud for completing them.
The beads join together to form physical representations of their experiences, keeping a record of every treatment on their courageous journey. Many children use the beads to communicate their experience to others.
Every pound you donate today will help fund this important support programme and provide strength to those families and children who are going through an extremely difficult time.
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