The Fruitfly Donation update Dec 2020
THE MALCOLM WHALES FOUNDATION REPORT 2020
At the beginning of June 2020, The Malcolm Whales Foundation very generously donated £3000 to Fruit Fly Collective. Here is what your funding has been spent on.
“Daddy pip is helping my 6year old daughter Hattie so much. She has come on so much since she can take him to school. She’s not suffering separation anxiety quite as much. As she was crying a lot and having panic attacks
leaving her daddy after spending so much time with him during lockdown. He is also helping my son Jacob but at 10years old he doesn’t take him into school but he does sneak a few cuddles at home and always makes sure he’s nicely wrapped in his blanket.
I am blown away not only by the design of pip… which incorporates all aspects of what is needed. But the pack you’ve put together is by far the best thing I’ve seen for support to families like ours.”
MOTHER OF FAMILY USING PIP’S KIT
WHAT IS PIP’S KIT?
Pip’s Kit supports children aged 5-10 years who have a parent diagnosed with incurable cancer or who is in end of life care. Pip is a textile monster that offers age appropriate information in books and cards about cancer, illness, grief and death. Pip also provides ideas about coping, communicating and collecting memories. Information for parents, and health and social care professionals is also included.
Pip’s Kit aims to benefit to children by giving them the educational, emotional and practical tools to process their parent’s illness, understand illness, death and grief, as well as facilitate family communication to build memories.
THE CANCER CLOUD KITS
WHAT ARE THE CANCER CLOUD KIT?
The Cancer Cloud Kits are creative interactive tool kits for children who are affected by parental cancer. They are normally given out when a parent has just been diagnosed, to help them understand the disease, help the family communicate, as well support their emotions. There are three different kits to support children of different ages.
We spent £500 on making more cuddly Pips for children who have a parent with incurable cancer.
We spent another £500 on getting our fabulous web designer to make an online Pip platform so families can download resources.
We spent £500 on restocking thetools for all of these kits.
£592 has been spent on supporting families by sending them The Cancer Cloud Kits. We have sent the kits to
Sheffield, Gloucestershire, Edinburgh, Exeter, Bristol and Cambridge. We have £908 to spend next year on
supporting families with these kits.
The cancer nurses are so appreciative.