FUTURE DREAMS IS AIMING TO CREATE A BREAST CANCER SUPPORT CENTRE, BASED IN CENTRAL LONDON AND TO BE KNOWN AS FUTURE DREAMS HOUSE.
ONCE THE NEW CENTRE IS OPEN, VISITORS WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS PRACTICAL SUPPORT INCLUDING IMAGE WORKSHOPS, LIFE COACHING, FINANCIAL AND NUTRITIONAL ADVICE ON EXERCISE AND HEALTHY EATING FROM THIS CENTRAL LONDON LOCATION. PERHAPS THE MOST VITAL FUNCTION OF THE NEW CENTRE IS TO PROVIDE A NON-MEDICAL ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH PEOPLE CAN FORM FRIENDSHIPS AND NETWORKS THAT WILL HELP THEM TO TAKE ON THIS DISEASE FROM A PLACE OF SOLIDARITY AND EMPOWERMENT.
Future Dreams has collaborated with the PAXMAN company and donated a dual cooling system machine (also known as a cold cap) to North Middlesex Hospital. This machine helps to prevent hair loss for women having chemotherapy. Recent statistics have shown 8% of women decide against having chemotherapy for fear of losing their hair.
"I approached Future Dreams to discuss the funding of a ‘Cold cap’ for patients at the North Middlesex University Hospital undergoing chemotherapy. The FD team were incredibly responsive and immediately understood the need for patients and the importance of having the option of preserving hair whilst undergoing chemotherapy. They jumped into action, making direct enquires with the Paxman company and negotiating the best package possible. From the time I first approached Future Dreams to time of delivery of the Cold cap machine, only a few short months had passed. I was very impressed with their efficiency and ability to deliver on a project so quickly. They are a caring and compassionate team who are enthusiastic and passionate about helping patients. Both the staff and patients at the North Middlesex hospital are very grateful to Future Dreams for their support and great work."
Dr Fharat Raja, Consultant Medical Oncologist at North Middlesex Hospital
“It is such an honour to partner with such a wonderful charity as Future Dreams. The important work they do in memory of their inspirational co-founders Sylvie & Danielle, is synonymous with the work that we do in memory of my beautiful late Mum, Sue Paxman. Hair loss is ranked by patients as one of the most traumatic side effects of chemotherapy treatment and we at PAXMAN are committed to ensuring that people have access to scalp cooling and Future Dreams have made this possible for cancer patients of North Middlesex hospital”. Claire Paxman