My children mean everything to me! wristbands
See more about our sponsored children and our charity donations.
It breaks our hearts that so many innocent, vulnerable children are suffering, that is why we have decided to donate £1 from every wristband that we sell, to wonderful charities that offer help and support to the children in our world who need it the most.
Our charity/cause of the moment: Adams journey
Adam is a lovely 16 year old boy who has a very rare and aggressive cancer. Here is his story:
In January 2016, Adam started to complain about a strong pain in his jaw. After visits to the GP and dentist, Adam was finally referred to the hospital with a suspected stone in his salivary gland. But Elaine (Mum) and Adam, waiting for an appointment, didn't hear anything. Elaine, growing scared for her son, contacted the GP again, who informed them that the hospital, without having seen Adam, had downgraded his situation to 'non-urgent' and referred him to a different hospital. After suffering much pain and upset, Adam was finally seen by a consultant who informed him that he had what appeared to be a tumour and Adam had to undergo invasive tests.
Adam and his family then received the devastating news that Adam had an extremely rare and aggressive cancer, Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma, their world fell apart.
At 16 years old, Adam is fully aware of the illness growing inside of him and to come to terms with the fact that his life is now laying in the balance. A time when he should be concentrating on his exams, seeing friends, and making plans for his future. A dedicated and loving family watch helplessly as this disease tries to take away their son, their brother, their Grandson.
The tumour is now extremely large and is surrounding his carotid artery and main nerves that control movement in his face, meaning he is high risk of suffering a palsy. He could lose the ability to control facial movements.
Adam is starting chemotherapy on 6th June 2016. He has an antagonising 18 weeks of chemotherapy before finding out if the tumour will shrink enough to allow the life saving surgery he so desperately needs.
OTHER DONATIONS MADE FROM OUR WRISTBANDS
*9th November 2016: Adams journey: We donated £64 from the sale of wristbands to Adams journey
*30th October 2016: Adams journey: We donated £24 from the sale of wristbands to Adams journey
*6th June 2016: CLIC sergeant: We have donated £408 to this great cause to date!
*7th September 2014: KIDS N CANCER: We donated £100 to kids n cancer towards treatment for 5 year old Ashya King, and for the children this amazing charity help.
*In memory of Stephen Sutton we are also donating to the teenage cancer trust. Stephen was an inspirational teenager who won the hearts of us all. After being diagnosed with cancer at just 15 years old, he sadly passed away aged 19. Stephen made a bucket list of things he wanted to do, such as skydiving, and believed life wasn't measured in time, but in making a difference. During his battle, he committed himself to selflessly raising over £3,000,000 for charity. Stephen won the hearts of the nation and will be sadly missed, but forever treasured. We have raised £160 for the teenage cancer trust.
*2nd June 2014: Millie-Rose. Millie-Rose is a little girl who has been diagnosed with Neuroblastoma and she needs our help! www.facebook.com/millieroseappeal We donated £100 to Millie-Rose's justgiving page, and started a facebook campaign to raise awareness. Please do look at her page and show the support that she so desperately needs.
UPDATE: Beautiful Millie-Rose sadly lost her fight on 2/7/14. We are all devastated by this news, she battled so long and hard against this terrible disease. Thank you to everyone who helped raise awareness and our love, thoughts and prayers go to Millie's family. Sleep tight princess xx