Family Stories

Family Stories

Feedback from families we have helped...

UK beach huts

What You Do Is Fantastic

Kim had only just completed the surgery and treatment for breast cancer in her right breast when it was found to have spread to the other breast. The fear and anxiety resulting from having two cancer diagnoses in 11 months would take its toll on anyone - when you also have a very young family it’s really tough. Kim’s husband ... Read more >

Kim Patient

Words Can’t Describe How Happy You Made Us

The first contact 4 Cancer had from Matt was an email he sent from his hospital bed. He was obviously struggling, not only with his shock diagnosis of AML (Acute Myeloid Leukaemia) but also with the effect his illness was having on his two young children and on his wife, who was losing work hours rushing between school runs and ... Read more >

Matt Patient

Sebastian’s Trip To The Seaside

We were emailed recently by CLIC Sargent Health Worker, Janet, who was concerned about a little boy called Sebastian. He had been on continuous treatment for leukemia since he was three and was STILL undergoing treatment even though he is was nearly seven. Janet felt that the family, who have an older son, Scott, really needed - and deserved - ... Read more >

Scott Brother

Thank You Most Sincerely For The Delightful Holiday

I am writing on behalf of myself and my wife Christine to thank you most sincerely for the delightful holiday we enjoyed recently at 'The Retreat', Sivota. Initially we were stupefied at the idea of being given such a magnificent gift. At the airport nervous feelings crept in to the extent that any moment we expected to be tapped on ... Read more >

Peter Patient

What A Wonderful Time My Family Had

I apologise for the delay in letting you know what a wonderful time my family had. Thank you so much in making it possible. Being diagnosed with cancer was an extremely stressful time and after the chemo and radiotherapy it was a pleasure to have something to look forward to. I was still exhausted but managed to do the yoga ... Read more >

Anne-Marie Patient
Sailboats in marina, Windermere at Bowness.

We Really Enjoyed Our Day

"Thank you so much for the day out on Monday 9th August. Although the weather was not kind to us we really enjoyed our day and all 3 kids keep talking about wanting to do it again. These days out for all the family to enjoy mean so much to us as we have to spend so much time apart, ... Read more >

Nick Father

Thank You For Making The Difference

I am writing to thank you for arranging the sailing days for my son (Age 13), daughter and I. Thank you for taking the time to make the difference to the lives of children that have had to cope with things that no one should have to go through, let alone young kids. Yours with grateful thanks. Karen Mother  

Karen Mother

A Big Thank You To Everyone At Sail 4 Cancer

We just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone at Sail 4 Cancer & Neilson for making this holiday possible, including all the fundraisers who work so hard & give up so much of their valuable time. This holiday was so special and a welcome reprieve for us after the last eighteen months. I consider myself, not a ... Read more >

Tina Patient

Please Keep Up All Your Good Work

You may remember us from last year, you were kind enough to arrange a fantastic day out for the Battle family. Unfortunately, our beautiful brave Sarah lost her fight against cancer 3 weeks ago. I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you all once again for arranging a day which has so many fantastic memories for us. It ... Read more >

David Father

The Holiday Has Really Boosted My Confidence

On being diagnosed with cancer and the subsequent treatments and operations, I felt my body had let me down in a big way and I lost a lot of confidence. The holiday has really boosted my confidence; for a week I swam and did things I never ever thought I would do and I did not think about cancer for ... Read more >

Liz Patient