2014 Annual Review
09 December 2014
The ‘4 Cancer Group’ offered respite to a RECORD NUMBER of people in 2014.
In 2014, the ‘4 Cancer Group’ offered respite to 468 people living with cancer for a total of 2078 ‘respite days’ (days when families and individuals can forget about hospitals, treatment and medical appointments). Our respire days allow familes affected by cancer to forget about cancer for a short while and concentrate on quality time instead. These are record numbers for the charity – a 19% increase over our previous record year. We have now impacted over 3,000 people for a total of nearly 13,000 respite days since the charity’s inception in 2001.
We consider ourselves an inclusive charity; our oldest patient this year was 78 years old, our youngest was just 19 months. We helped families from all over the UK (from Cornwall to Fife and from North Wales to Kent); and the diagnoses ranged from the most prevalent forms of cancer through to the very rare. Sadly a larger number than usual had a terminal diagnosis, and several families had recently been bereaved through cancer. Many were also struggling with financial hardship as a result of their diagnosis.
We know that our respite opportunities really do make a huge difference to people’s lives:
“The 4 Cancer Group gave my son his spirit and confidence back after a tough year battling cancer and operations. It was a unique opportunity that we would never have been able to arrange ourselves and it has given our son something to look forward to for the future. THANK YOU” Jedd’s mother (Age 14)
We would like to thank ALL our lovely respite partners and our wonderful fundraisers for making this happen. HOWEVER despite our record breaking year, we still end 2014 with a waiting list of more deserving families desperate for some time away from cancer.
We need YOUR help. You could:
- Become a Regular Giver!
- Host a fundraising event (we can HELP you with this!)
- Tell someone you know about us
- Set up a connection – individual or organisation – who might be able to help us
- Make a donation now