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Leave a special message and help make
a difference to families with cancer this Christmas.

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Sponsored by upriseVSI

Leave a special message and help make
a difference to families with cancer this Christmas.

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The difference your donation could make

We know that many patients worry about talking to their children about cancer. That’s why we developed a range of free resources to help support parents and grandparents with a cancer diagnosis.

Each of our award-winning books comes with adult and baby lion toys, one for the patient and one for the child, so that they can both feel connected throughout the diagnosis and treatment.

We can now also offer children their very own Worry Monster. They can’t talk, move or do tricks but they have a really important job; to hold a child’s anxieties and worries.

£10 Gives a family their own a "Caring for My Family with Cancer" book, or a Worry Monster.
£25 Will pay for the adult and baby lion toys which accompany each book.
£100 Pays for a specialist nurse to show a patient and their family how to use the book and toys.


From Parents

"We read the book to the children tonight and introduced the Worry Monster. They asked lots of questions and then put their worries about mummy in the monster for now. As a family we will work together with them to try and help it not to be such a worry."

"Our little girl completely understood the message in the book and related to Lucy the main character. She told me, 'Mummy I am just like Lucy.'"


From Velindre Staff

"The lady I met today has a 6 year old son who she is struggling to explain her cancer and treatment to. She was thrilled to be given a copy of the book to guide her. Thank you."

"I have used the book and the lions a few times now and it has been such a valuable resource and I have had such positive feedback from the families on how it has helped."


"My thoughts are with a colleague and his family. "

Erin G

".....the lion roars when she cries and I don't want you to cry no more strictly kissing and hugging....(Stephen Marley- “The Lion Roars”) Huge congratulations and thanks to the VCC supportive care team, for providing vital support to VCC patients and their families ❤️ B xx "


"Happy to ditch the cards and support this amazing cause! Merry Christmas from The Williams family x"

Faye Williams

"In Memory of my wonderful friend, Linda Bailey, who lost her battle with cancer in October, this year. I will miss her smile, her positivity, her generosity and her friendship, always. "