Charities join forces to bring comfort to cancer patients

The N&N Hospitals Charity has joined forces with another charity to provide a touch of kindness and comfort to cancer patients being treated at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Ailsa’s Aim contacted the N&N Hospitals Charity last year with the aim of delivering essential care bags filled with some little personal comforts.

Just before Christmas, the first 100-plus bags were delivered by Ailsa’s Aim founder Sara Whatley, and distributed by the Hospital Charity to cancer patients via their clinical teams. Another delivery was made this week along with 250 activity books for patients.

The bags include items such as a water bottle, toothbrush and toothpaste, lip balm, mouthwash and a luxury item, for example hand cream, eye cream or a puzzle book.

Sara said: “We are thrilled to be able to offer our essential care packs to patients at NNUH.

“We could not do these things without the support of our excellent fundraising team and the generous donations from the public, so we are always so grateful and humbled to have the support we do and to be able to bring a little ray of sunshine into people’s lives.

“We look forward to supporting NNUH and their patients on an ongoing basis.”

Lynn Crombie, from the N&N Hospitals Charity, said: “Being in hospital and receiving treatment can be hugely difficult for our patients so it’s nice to be able to give them a little something to try and make things easier and more comfortable.

“We are so grateful to Ailsa’s Aim for thinking of our patients.”

The N&N Hospitals Charity raises money to support patients, their families and staff at the N&N Hospital, Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital and Cromer Hospital.

Money raised helps to provide life-saving and ground-breaking equipment, staff development, research, and enhanced environment and facilities at the Trust.

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