Last week my Auntie Carole died from pancreatic cancer. She was only 67. The funeral is tomorrow so its going to be a difficult day particularly for her children and my mum (her sister). Several blogs caught my eye this week because they are doing fantastic things to help cancer sufferers so I thought I would give them a mention. Abby from Mutterings from the Moor has made one of her gorgeous teddy bears in a pink ribbon fabric and is raffling it off to raise money for Cancer Research.
You just need to go to her Just Giving page and make a donation to be entered into the draw. There will be lots of other prizes too. The minimum donation is only a pound so if this cause is close to your heart then check out Abby's blog for more info. I'm also going to donate something to the raffle - just not sure what yet!
Another blog that caught my eye this week was Flossie Teacakes who has put together a pattern and tutorial for making a 'wiggly bag' which helps young cancer sufferers who have to have a central line during their treatment. The bags hold the central line (which gives medicines and takes blood without the need for needles) and stops the line (the wiggly) from getting dirty or pulled during play.
A child will often have their line with them on a constant basis for around 18 months and so the wiggly bag that holds it becomes.a big part of their daily life and the child will often become very attached to it. Bags are needed for children of all ages, from toddlers to teenagers and there is a real need for bags that teenagers will be happy to wear. If you fancy getting involved check out Flossie Teacakes blog or the Liberty Rose Trust.
It would be great if people could blog or tweet about these things too. The more people we can get involved the more help we can give these two charities.