When it is possible we also organize outings and day trips, so that as a family you may have some quality time and space to be together. When a child is ill, the process of getting that child well again can be all consuming.
For other children in the family that can be tough, and as parents it can feel impossible to respond to the needs of the ill child, well siblings and your own.
Taking time out of the routine and enjoying being together as a 'normal family' can help to manage and cope with some of the pressures that cancer brings.
When we are able to we will organize trips or outings that consider the needs of all members of the family and in the past we have been to the theatre, pantomime, circus, Alton Towers, Oakwood Theme Park and provided Christmas parties.