Smile In A Bag

Smile Bags

Over the years, we have worked closely with children’s cancer charity Clic Sargent to grant wishes and provide holidays in our caravan, to the children and families they refer to us.

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Maddi’s Butterflies and Young Lives V’s Cancer (Clic Sargent) have since discussed other ways in which we can add to our services to create even more smiles for children going through the fight of their lives. We have now introduced goody bags and treasure boxes for children during their cancer journey.

We’ve worked very hard to launch our ‘Smile in a Bag’ during 2020. This is a major project for the charity and our aim is that the bags will help even more children who need a pick-me-up during their cancer treatment.

We have begun to provide goody bags to children from the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital who have been referred to us by Young Lives V’s Cancer (Clic Sargent). The reusable bags are specially designed and filled with fun and age appropriate goodies.

As we roll out the project, our aim is that we can supply goody bags to as many children as possible at other hospitals, referred to us by Clic Sargent.

We’ve found that the goody bags are especially welcome during the current COVID-19 crisis.

Children undergoing cancer treatment are at a higher risk if they contract this illness. Consequently, they and their families are subject to even more restrictions, such as continued self-isolation and no physical contact with wider family and friends. This is during what is already a very difficult time for them. The bags let them know they are important and cared for during this time.

Clic Sargent will also refer specific children who really need a boost later on in their treatment. These children will receive a bespoke ‘Smile in a Box’, including many more of their favourite things.

Our aim, as ever, is to keep Creating Smiles every day for children who find themselves dealing with not only cancer, but the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you can help by donating goodies* from the list below:

*All items must be new.

Toys & Games

Children’s Books

Stationery/Colouring Pens

Arts & Crafts

Fluffy Bed Socks

Sleep Masks

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