Thanks to funding from Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme at their Prestatyn store and Masonic Charitable Fund, The Osborne Trust were able to bring children together this summer to access recreational activities during a parent’s cancer treatment. Children from across the North Wales and North West areas were able to access free activities from trampolining to a day out at Chester Zoo.
Emma Osborne founder of the Trust adds,
We think it’s important to bring children together during a parent’s cancer treatment to show them that they are not alone, that other children experience the same range of emotions that they do when seeing Mum/Dad have treatment. Over 16 different families with 28 children have accessed our activities this summer. It’s been lovely to meet some of the children we have been supporting over the past 6 months. Our most popular activity was a day out at Chester Zoo, which normally would have cost these families over £100 if they paid themselves. What people don’t understand is when you get a cancer diagnosis the impact both emotionally and financially on a family is huge. Here at the Trust we hope we alleviate some of this with our support programmes and our new together time activities.