Who we are
Butterfly Giving is dedicated to supporting young people diagnosed with cancer. The charity is named after the Butterfly Effect:
'It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly's wing can ultimately cause a typhoon half-way around the world.'
The charity was set up after Hannah met an incredible young man called George Soars, who was diagnosed with cancer at a young age and was forced to have his leg amputated.
The charity exists to spread smiles at difficult times. One of our main aims is to provide Sunshine Boxes, particularly to young people who are newly diagnosed or finding treatment challenging. We also provide Bags of Sunshine to wards which are available to both young people and their parents. These bags are filled with toiletries and essentials for unexpected hospital admissions.
As part of our Sunshine Project, we send Caterpillar Boxes to hospitals and hospices. These boxes are filled with age appropriate books, games, arts and crafts etc. Younger siblings can often find it difficult to understand why their big brother or sister is ill and so our boxes provide a creative outlet for emotions. Our Activity Boxes can keep young minds occupied whilst on the ward and offer a way for children to spend quality time with their older sibling. We try to make all of the items as accessible as possible.
In the future, we hope to purchase a holiday retreat for the use of our incredible young people and their families to have much needed respite breaks in an accessible retreat, suitable for the whole family.