Last summer, Children With Cancer (in London) got in touch with me about running a charity craft party. They asked me to run some of the largest virtual craft parties that I’ve ever done. Since October, I’ve sent out almost 450 craft kits to families across the country. It’s been a privilege to meet many of them at the online craft parties.
This spring, I designed an Easter craft kit for the charity’s virtual party. I listed the kit in my shop for the public, with £1 from each Easter kit sold going to Children With Cancer. Elita, from the charity, wanted to say thank you to everyone who purchased a kit and to share more about their work below.
Charity Craft Party for Children With Cancer
Over the past few months, we have been working closely with Lexy at Made by Me Craft Parties to put on some wonderful Virtual Craft Parties for Halloween, Christmas and now Easter!
Children with Cancer UK is the leading national children’s charity dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer; our mission is to create a world where every child survives cancer. We focus our funds primarily on research, but also on raising awareness and providing support for families. Over the last 12 months, we are proud to have provided some much-needed fun in a virtual setting for hundreds of families to take part in.
Some of you may have seen the special edition Easter Craft Kit on Lexy’s website which a small donation from each one purchased has been donated to Children with Cancer UK. Well, we used this Easter Kit and held an amazing virtual craft party last weekend for 40 families (70 children) affected by childhood cancer crafting up a storm!
What The Families Say About The Craft Party
Erin took part in the crafting with her big sister Milla. Her mum, Alexis, told us:
“Thank you so much for another fabulous craft party. The girls love the oh-so-cute decorations – definitely starting to feel like spring. These events have really kept us going as we found our feet post-treatment and given the girls something to look forward to. Erin missed out on so much due to her treatment and Covid meant we couldn’t start giving her the usual childhood experiences when treatment finished. We really appreciate the effort Children with Cancer UK put into finding online ways of generating moments of joy and normality”
We wanted to thank Lexy for some amazing parties which she has helped us with over the pandemic. In total over 100 families were entertained with her wonderful kits and tutorials were a huge hit.
Hopefully, we’ll be able to hold an in-person event with Lexy very soon. In the meantime, we are excited to share a couple of photos from the most recent party below.
Thank you to everyone who came to the party – we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! Also, we would like to say a thank you to our supporters who help us continue to make events like this happen.
If your family is affected by childhood cancer, take a look at their Events for families affected by childhood cancer. You also can find out more on our Keeping families together page.
Would you like me to work with your charity?
If you’d like to host a craft party for the children at your charity. Please get in touch with Lexy to discuss your needs. Virtual parties, kits or in-person party options are available. Lexy@madebymeparties.co.uk