MARGARET BROWNE - ONCOLOGY SOCIAL WORKER (NOV 08)
I thought you might like to know of the cheer brought to patients and their families by Pretty n Pink. Where applicable funds are sought from public or charitable funding. However there are situations where patients do not meet the criteria and the fund offers relief and support. Not only has cleaning/ironing been provided to ensure a teenager was not given extra weekly responsibility but a couple got time and space to visit their honeymoon venue of 40 years ago. They were delighted and it led to a sharing of stories about the wedding and reception 60's style. Others have appreciated being able to take pleasurable time out during treatment or to plan something at the end of it all.
Of course the need continues and I have always phonecalls to make and opportunities to explore. Word of mouth has led to more referrals.