Henry Allen Trust provides support for local MK families and hospitals

The Henry Allen Trust have been super busy these past two weeks supporting families and hospitals during the COVID-19 outbreak.

In the past 14 days, Team Henry have visited numerous families currently in isolation for 12 weeks, following the latest government guidance within Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas.

Team Henry have also travelled to support families in Gerrards Cross, Chalfont St Giles, High Wycombe, Winslow and Buckingham. Families visited have received isolation packs containing activity bags, Easter eggs and essential food items, with many including bread and milk.

Due to the increased demand on food delivery services, many of these families have been unable to arrange for food deliveries with many confirming the earliest available delivery date being the mid-April. One of these deliveries also included collecting medicine from MKUH to deliver to a family who are palliative.

Team Henry have visited MKUH supplying them with much needed supplies for families facing isolation and with food supplies for staff. Included in these deliveries have been DAB radios, Easter eggs, Arts & Crafts, Puzzle books, adult art therapy books, bread, confectionary, Frozen ready meals plus donations from TK Maxx in Bletchley.

Team Henry continued to support our local community with goodies from TK Maxx Bletchley by donating 22 bags filled with non-perishable food items and Easter eggs to Milton Keynes food bank at Frank Moran Centre on Melrose Avenue.

Team Henry would also like to give huge thanks to the following companies for donating some much-needed items
· TK Maxx, Bletchley
· Evolve Hair, Fenny Stratford
· Goodfellas Barbershop

The Henry Allen Trust was founded in memory of Henry Allen who lost his battle to Stage 4 High Risk MYCN Amplified Neuroblastoma, which is a childhood cancer, in October 2013. The charity’s mission is to bring ‘happiness’ to children and families battling childhood cancer. Dawn, Mark and everyone involved with the trust have worked tirelessly to ensure no family is alone during their journey.

The Henry Allen Trust is there for these families from initial contact, all the way through the rest of their journey, be it treatment, remission or palliative/end of life care and beyond.

The Trust do this by providing treats and wishes, financial assistance and emotional support to the families as well as holding a monthly THAT Support group where families come together to enjoy quality time with each other and share their experiences.

The Henry Allen Trust also work with hospitals providing care packs, toys, arts and crafts, ward visits and even specialised equipment. Ever year The Henry Allen Trust hold various events to FUNdraise vital funds to allow the trust to continue its work supporting children, teens, young adults and their families battling childhood cancer.

For more information on The Henry Allen Trust please visit their website, http://www.thehenryallentrust.org.uk

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