Supporting families of children and young
 people with cancer in the East Midlands

On Saturday 24th July over 50 children and young people currently receiving treatment for cancer, and their families, went on a trip to West Midlands Safari Park.

The families were all given tickets free of charge provided by PASIC. Our Family Support Workers, Joanna and Toria, went along for the ride.

Toria, who was in charge of organising the trip, said:

After so long it was amazing to see families having some ‘normal’ family fun on a PASIC outing. Many of the families who came received their child’s cancer diagnosis during the pandemic so this is the first opportunity they’ve had to go on a PASIC trip.

“For these families, coronavirus has been especially difficult and we wanted to provide an outing for on-treatment families where they felt safe. A safari park trip gave families the option of doing what they felt comfortable doing – some families chose to stick to the part of the trip where they could remain in their cars, while others felt comfortable getting out and exploring the on-foot attractions and rides too.”

The trip was a great success, with families sending so many lovely photos and thank you messages…

Family photos

We just wanted to say the biggest thank you for the best day ever! We’ve had a tough summer with lots of self-isolating. This trip gave us time to be in the moment… to laugh… to smile… to be ‘normal. This meant the world to us!

Family photos

Family photos

Thanks so much for arranging the visit to West Midlands Safari Park. We had a lovely time and it was great to kick off the school holidays with a family day out. Your support with the organisation of everything gave us less to worry about and made the visit so easy. I feel so much more confident that life can include these types of activities again having experienced such a successful day out.

Family photos

Family photos

I want to say a huge thank you to the PASIC team for supporting us through this long and painful journey. Especially for the day out at the safari park. Our family enjoyed the day after so long being stuck at home due to Covid.

Family photos