At The Lewis Foundation we source, package and hand deliver free gifts and support packs to adult cancer patients in hospital every week – items they might find difficult to buy themselves or simply cannot afford. It can be a sad, frightening and lonely experience for individuals undergoing cancer treatment, and for many people in hospital, our volunteers are their only regular visitors.
We rely on donations, fundraising support and volunteers to make a difference.
I had a late appointment in oncology and feeling very unwell, after tests I was admitted to the ward. I had nothing with me but thanks to your charity I was handed an overnight bag with the vital things in it such as being able to clean my teeth. I was so grateful, it is a 30 mile round trip for my family to bring things in, so that overnight bag was so my life saviour.
My mother in law has been having chemo since April and most weeks gets one of your wonderful gifts. It certainly brightens a tough day. Even in this manic crazy world it is great to think people take time to think and care for others who need a little gesture to make a very hard time a bit better. And amazing you also take time out to personally deliver the bags.
Thank you so much for your kindness and being so thoughtful. My last stay was not planned and your lovely puzzle pack and adult dot to dot book made my stay go so much quicker. I love the fact that you take time out to do this but also speak to patients and their families.