Newbury Cancer Care received 100 special ‘care’ gift bags last week from employees at Newbury Building Society.
The gift bags contained items to help patients on the days they receive treatment and were funded and put together by Newbury Building Society employees. The bags included a puzzle book and pen, socks, sanitiser and face wipes and a packet of mints.
Jane Bosher, Senior Branch Manager at the Society's Newbury branch, organised the initiative. She commented: "When patients are going through treatment days they can be very long, and little things can really help them get through it. Puzzle books and pens help to pass the time, and cosy socks help to warm up cold feet, which is a common side effect of the treatment.
"A lot of patients also suffer from a metallic taste and mints really help with this. We hope the goody bags provide some comfort and hopefully a smile or two for the day patients during their treatment days."
Helen Milroy, Director of Operations at Newbury Cancer Care, was thrilled with the bags. She said: “Newbury Cancer Care were delighted to receive these wonderful care bags from Newbury Building Society for patients undergoing Chemotherapy and IV Treatments in the Rosemary Centre. Thank you to the employees at Newbury branch for raising money to purchase the items, which will be a great help to many.”
Newbury Cancer Care (registered charity 1157796) support people who have been diagnosed with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses in the local area, offering practical help and support to patients and their families. They are the charity branch partner of Newbury Building Society’s Newbury branch.