It all began with a bag of apples...
One of our trustees was sitting in hospital, being treated with the grisly treatment which is chemotherapy. A cider apple farmer appeared, ready to have his treatment (possibly still in wellies, covered in straw - some of the details are hazy), laden with carrier bags full of apples. Despite not knowing anyone in the room, he had decided to treat everyone with the fruits of his harvest.
In difficult moments, the little things really can mean the most and this had such a wonderful impact on all the patients, that the idea of the Treatment Bag was born...
Every bag is lovingly packed, wrapped and despatched...
When the cloth bags arrive in deepest Somerset, our volunteers collate our selection of goodies, (generously donated or discounted by our amazing suppliers), and carefully hand-wrap each one.
The bags are tagged and distributed by a network of fantastic Treatment Bag friends.
We donate the bags to organisations, and also hand them out to private individuals.
The Treatment Bag is run entirely by volunteers, so every penny goes directly towards more bags for more patients.
Running the charity just wouldn't be possible without the amazing support of all the Treatment Bag volunteers. They really are a special bunch.
Their endless energy and generosity of spirit, means that there is a constant flow of bags reaching patients every day. We can't thank them enough.
JO - FIRST AND FABULOUS
HATTY - WRAPPER'S DELIGHT
SHOLTO - OUR NO.1 FUNDRAISER
DEE DEE THE DELIGHTFUL
FLEUR, LYTTON & JACK - TREBLE TROUBLE
ROZ - OUR ROVING AMBASSADOR
BILLY - THE BEST IN THE SOUTH WEST
EMILY - FINANCIAL QUEEN
EMILY - OUR PERFECT PACKER
KATE 'YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE MAD...'
GEORGINA - WRAPS LIKE A DREAM
MILLIE, LU & LOUISE - WHO NEEDS THELMA?
NATALIE - ALL THE WAY FROM U.S. OF A.
POPPY & TWIZZLE - A DREAMY DUO
'SWEET CAROLINE - BAH, BAH, BAH...'
EMMA - POSITIVELY PERFECT PR
EMMA THE EXCEPTIONAL
JANE - THE JOY IN CHAT & WRAP
NEL - A DREAM WRAPPER
MILLY THE MARVELLOUS
The dedicated trustees are an email away, and would be thrilled to hear from you, so please do not hesitate to contact them at:
"I can’t begin to tell you how much I LOVED helping out last week with such a fabulous concept and would love to help anytime!!"
- JO, FOUNDER-VOLUNTEER, WILTSHIRE