Thinking Of You Week 2019
Now in its 6th year, Thinking of You Week (22 – 28th Sept 2019) inspires people to create a wave of love, caring and happiness by sending greeting cards to different people during the week. Sending cards generates positive feelings and well-being. Science has shown that receiving a handwritten card is far more personal, creates a lovely warm positive boost and makes people feel far more special than receiving texts, emails or social media messages.
This Year, James Mace from The Art File team headed to Nottingham Children’s Hospital, at the Queens Medical Centre to deliver some cards! Having a selection of cards to choose from on the wards allows children to send cards home to their family, friends and loved ones. Nurses and Doctors on the wards also encourage parents, friends and visitors to write cards to the children they're visiting, creating a wave of positivity and thoughtfulness at difficult times.
We also stopped by Billy’s House in Nottingham, ran by CLIC Sargent, to drop off some cards.
For those that are unaware of CLIC Sargent, they’re a charity that supports young people and teenagers who are facing Cancer. Alongside this, the charity supports the families of those who have been diagnosed also with financial, physiological and social support and care.Billy’s house is one of 10 houses in the UK that are managed by the charity. These houses are close to main Cancer treatment centres at hospitals, allowing families of young people with cancer to stay down in a homely, friendly atmosphere whilst receiving their treatments. This greatly helps families by keeping costs down, keeping the family together, and more importantly giving the young person a sense of normality in their lives. The houses also give the young people an opportunity to speak about their conditions with like-minded people.
CLIC Sargent, like many other charities quietly get on with vitally important work on a day to day basis; supporting young people with Cancer and their families in their hours of need. The Charity continues to strive forward. CLIC Sargent’s mission is to change what it means to be diagnosed with cancer when you’re young. They believe that children and young people with cancer have the right to the best possible treatment, care, and support, throughout their cancer journey and beyond. And they deserve the best possible chance to make the most of their lives once cancer treatment has ended.
For more information on how you can get involved in National Thinking of You Week, head over to their website: https://www.thinkingofyouweek.cards/