Living with cancer is hard. No matter what.
Ellie’s Friends is dedicated to improving the lives of adults (16+) living with cancer, all around the UK. They provide frequent freebies from caring businesses and individuals, to offset some of the financial and psychological impact of a cancer diagnosis.
Being diagnosed with cancer is just the start of an incredibly difficult experience – there are so many pressures that are rarely mentioned: the financial impact of having to give up work, paying for trips to the hospital, healthier food; the eternal boredom and depression that sets in during recovery from chemo.
They help to reinstate ‘treats’ and give their registered users a bit of a lift at a difficult time. From days out with friends or family to special packages delivered in the post, they do what they can to continue the vision of Ellie Jeffery, who wanted to “Make the Big C Smaller.”
I found Ellie's Friends exactly a year after my own diagnosis and immediately joined Ellie's Army: a group of volunteers aiming to increase the number of treats available to adults living with cancer.
If you know an adult living with cancer, please do direct them to the website to register for treats…
If you think you could provide a one-off treat, or a regular treat for an adult living with cancer in the UK, please do get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you so much… S x