It’s been a busy few months and apologies for the lack of updates.
Alfe’s Cause continue to provide monthly meetings for families living in Northamptonshire whose children have been diagnosed with cancer and/or other long term illnesses. Since the start of 2016 we have welcomed four new families to the charity. This always brings a range of emotions with it. Relief that we are able to help and sadness that the families should need our support in the first place.
We have also been helping families with press releases for individual appeals and these have and are proving successful in raising funds for their children.
At Christmas Alfe got a sewing machine and decided to make comfort cushions for children spending long periods of time in hospital. So far he has made over 10 cushions with a list of orders ready to be made. Love Quilts UK (http://www.lovequiltsuk.com/) have kindly donated spare material that they have to Alfe’s project to keep costs down and be able to offer more of a variety of patterns for the children to choose from. Sew Something (http://www.sewsomething.co.uk/) have also kindly donated material as did Hobbycraft. You can keep up to date with Alfe’s comfort cushions at: https://www.facebook.com/Alfescomfortcushions/?ref=bookmarks
We are now also the proud owners of the only mobile end of treatment bell in the UK. You can find out more about the importance of the bells at https://www.facebook.com/Endoftreatmentbells. We recently took the bell to this little boys home to share in his celebration of completing treatment.