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Handbags (for hospitals...)

The idea for Treatment Bag was born as one of our trustees was being treated with chemotherapy in hospital when all the patients in the room were gifted a bag of apples by a fellow patient.

Our bags don't include any apples (!) but this gesture of care and hope is something that we want all patients to experience.


So, in addition to the bags which are sent out in return for a donation via this website, we have formed partnerships with several NHS hospitals and oncology centres in the South West, where we hand out smaller bags (we call them Handbags!) for free. The wonderful nurses ensure that as many new cancer patients as possible receive a bag on their first visit.


We also team up regularly with several other small cancer charities and individuals in the cancer community for monthly giveaways, via Social Media.

All Handbags are paid for via kind donations and fundraising initiatives. It costs around £4,000 per hospital per annum, with which we need as much help as possible. So please keep an eye on our Instagram account and look out for our emails where we announce all campaigns. Or complete the form below if you have any great ideas.


We need your company

Your and/or your company's support would mean the world to us and could include some or all of the suggestions below. If you might be interested in any of the options, please fill in your details (we will never share your information with anyone else). A very big thank you.

Please tick which might be of interest:

Thank you! We’ll be in touch with details.


Can you put up a poster?

Can you find a home for one (or two?) of our posters? They're A5 and are very good at sharing spaces (they always do their washing-up and never play loud music). If you spy a spare bit of notice board at your community centre, doctor's surgery, village shop or staff canteen, please email us with your postal address and we'll send them straight to you. Huge thanks, as always.

"She got the bag today, and to quote her, 'it's blown me away'.

Thank you - it made my morning to hear her voicemail." 


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