We give out just over 2500 gifts a month to adult cancer patients in 7 different hospitals.
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 just to clean my teeth, I was so grateful. It is a 30 mile round trip
for my family to bring things in ,so overnight that bag was so my life savour. I am at home now the news is not good,the cancer is back,the future looks a bit grim but I will always remember the kindness of your charity and of course the staff at Northampton General Hospital.
(Margaret J Impey)
I remember the first time my husband met the team when they visited Talbot Butler ward. He had had to stay in unexpectedly so it was a very hard time full of a lot of emotion. The team came round on the Friday night with big smiles and introduced themselves and offered him a gift pack free of charge. The choice of gifts was amazing and we spent time talking to them about their work. We couldn't believe that people did this in their own time for nothing and we were overwhelmed by their generosity. The gift and the sentiment meant so much we chose a pampering pack which contained mens toiletries which were so useful, especially as we hadn't expected that we were going to be admitted so these items were very useful. It is so humbling in today's world that people take the time selflessly out of their busy lives to do such a wonderful thing and it meant the world. (Nikki Fitzpatrick)