It is the ambition of Milly’s Smiles to be able to help families all across the country when their child has been newly diagnosed with a cancer related illness. Today, after many weeks of meetings, planning and making up of bags, we came a little closer to achieving this dream.
We made the journey over the Pennines to Leeds Children’s Hospital, it was our second visit to the hospital, and predictably we got lost again in the city centre! However, we arrived at the hospital and were met by 2 ladies from the Playteam. They were both amazed at the size of our Milly Bags – most people are when they see them for the first time! We loaded the bags up on a trolley and took them to Ward L31, where we were met by the Ward Sister and other members of staff. The Milly Bags were safely handed over to the team, and from today all new admissions will receive a bag, and hopefully make their admission process a little easier.
Along with the Milly Bags, we also left some goodies for the nurses, to show our appreciation for their help and support, a huge thank you to LouLous Meringues for donating the meringue treats.
Whilst what we do as a charity makes a huge difference to newly diagnosed families, we would much rather there be no need for us, we acknowledge that we cannot change what is happening but we are grateful that we can bring a smile during a very difficult time.
As always, thank you to all our supporters, without you we could not do what we do.