Thanks to you, children and adults with cancer received support last Christmas.
You helped us to deliver 1,506 Cuddles for Christmas bears to hospitals and hospices last Christmas. You also helped us to fund 4,904 cancer kits during 2021 – helping both children and adults with cancer, including elderly people who received our new Comfort Kit. For the people with cancer you helped, it provided comfort and distractions at an incredibly tough time.
Sayuri was so delighted to receive her warmable teddy she named Cutie. She loves cuddling Cutie and never goes to hospital without her ‘cuddle team’.
Still undergoing chemotherapy, with all the expected side effects. Her warmable teddy bear brings much-needed comfort when she’s feeling a bit down or tired.
Esmé was delighted to receive her soft, cuddly bear. It arrived on her birthday, which falls just before Christmas, making it an extra-special present.
The softest cuddle when they needed it the most.
With your support, we were able to send 1,506 soft, warmable teddies to children at hospitals and hospices throughout the UK. Your support made such a difference right across the UK.
You helped us deliver Cuddles for Christmas to the following hospitals and hospices.
Comfort and distraction on the toughest journey
Supporters like you have also also helped to fund the many different items that go into our very special Kids’ Kits. There are warmable bunnies, puzzle books, colouring sets, yo-yos, notebooks and more. In addition, many of you helped us fill our Cancer Kits, Chemo Kits and Comfort Kits, all designed to meet the needs of cancer patients at particular stages of their treatment journey. However you supported us – thank you so much.
A big thank you from our hospitals
“On behalf of the children and families here at Ipswich Hospital, I would just like to say a massive thank you. We received our delivery of warmable teddies just before Christmas. They are lovely! So soft and cuddly, they made such a special gift for our children at this time of year.” – Ipswich Hospital
“Thank you for the lovely soft, warmable teddies for the children in our oncology ward. The families have expressed how much they appreciated such lovely toys. One parent, whose child was still in bed and feeling a little low in mood, warmed the teddy in the microwave and gave it to her daughter. She hugged it straight away.” – Whittington Hospital, North London