The last year has been challenging for everyone and life has changed beyond recognition. Like many organisations we have had to adapt how we deliver our services to meet the needs of children and young people impacted by cancer who are particularly vulnerable during the pandemic.
Covid-19 has had a huge impact not only on how we support children and families but also on our ability to fundraise. The Daisy News is just one of the ways we keep our supporters and families up to date with our latest news and events and how your donations are continuing to make a difference to families living with cancer.
In this edition, you will meet April Banks and her family. April was diagnosed with neuroblastoma when she was just two years old. She has beaten cancer twice and unfortunately is fighting it again. Her mum Katie said that after their short break in Daisy Lodge the family felt ‘whole again, ready and relaxed’. Katie is sharing their experience to support our capital appeal to build a new Daisy Lodge in Co. Mayo. If you would like to find out more about our capital appeal and would like to get involved please contact our Ireland Relationship Manager, Belinda Kearns e: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will also hear from Rachael Kenny (24) who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2019. Rachael bravely talks about how her cancer diagnosis affected her mental health and how important it is to get support.
We also thank YOU our incredible supporters for being by our side throughout the pandemic. You truly have gone the extra mile to support children, young people and families struggling to cope with the emotional impact of cancer. Your continued generosity and kindness will help us ensure that no child or young person has to face cancer alone.