As we countdown to Christmas we’d like to share some of the magical things we’ve been up to over the last few weeks and say a big THANK YOU for your support this year.
We hope you enjoy reading about how you’ve helped us make Christmas special for families facing childhood cancer. And if you’re able to, and haven’t already, please help us create more happy memories by making a small donation to our Christmas Appeal.
We hope you and your family have a very happy Christmas!
A snowy start to a PASIC Party
Christmas came early for many when we looked out our windows on the morning of December the 2nd to find a layer of snow had fallen overnight.
A magical start to a festive day as families joined us for a wonderful PASIC Christmas Party! Singing and dancing, party games, crafts, food and laughter. Plus a visit from the big man himself – Mr Claus!
An important opportunity for families going through horrible times to have fun together away from the hospital ward. We wanted to make Christmas special for them.
Pictured above is birthday girl Lilyana with PASIC Support Workers Emma and Joanne. Lilyana is currently being treated for Leukaemia. She was more than happy to spend her sixth birthday at a PASIC party!
Choo Choo – all aboard the Santa Express
Our annual steam train ride was on track to deliver magical memories to over 40 families who joined us at Quorn & Woodhouse Station on Sunday 10th December.
They delighted in a heart-warming festive adventure. Santa and his jolly helpers came along for the ride, handing out presents and mince pies to children and their families.
“It was so much of fun. Thank you for sending us to make lots of Christmas memories,” said Katie – Flynn’s mum, pictured above, who is being treated for a rare type of eye cancer.
A huge thank you to Great Central Railway for making this event possible.
SIX pantomime trips in FIVE different cities.
This year we’ve sent over 250 people impacted by childhood cancer to experience the fun and laughter of a Christmas panto.
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Special delivery! Christmas Eve Boxes on their way
The elves have been busy at PASIC and a record-breaking number of Christmas Eve Boxes are on their way to children and young people with cancer.
Inspired by the Scandinavian tradition of exchanging gifts on Christmas Eve, we’ve made sure these boxes are like a warm hug to children who have been through so much this year.
They’ll be delivered to children currently on treatment, such as nine-year-old Nela, pictured above with her sister, opening their Christmas Eve Box.
Packed full of toys, mini games, cosy socks, chocolate, candy canes, books, reindeer feed and magic snow. Over 150 boxes will be opened by excited young people this Christmas.