Have you heard of Ellie's Friends? It is a service provided by Maggie's, to provide gifts and treats for people with cancer. Ellie’s Friends is an initiative that was established by The Eleanor Rose Foundation, which in turn was set up by the fiancée and friends of Ellie Jeffery, who died of secondary breast cancer aged 29.
As the website notes: 'Being diagnosed with cancer is just the start of an incredibly difficult experience – there are so many pressures that are rarely mentioned: the financial impact of having to give up work, paying for trips to the hospital, healthier food; the eternal boredom and depression that sets in during recovery from chemo.'
There are a range of freebies available to apply for. If you, or someone you care about, is living with cancer, do have a look at the treats on offer. With Christmas coming, this could be a gift to lift the spirits.