Future Dreams delivered over 7,000 care packages to women, and men, in 25 hospitals across the UK.
During the height of the pandemic Future Dreams reached out to women facing their breast cancer hospital appointments alone due to the Government’s rules on social distancing. Going through breast cancer can feel a cruelly isolating experience, and was even more so as the country battled to cope with Covid. Government rules meant that patients were not allowed to take anyone with them on hospital appointments. It made a scary situation even more terrifying and lonely.
In response to feedback from breast care nurses, we created care packages to let patients know they were not alone and that someone was thinking of them. We were able to create the packages thanks to cash and product donations.
In addition to the care packages, we also supported women who found it hard to access mastectomy bra’s, headscarves and drainbags as well as providing essential grocery and household products for those struggling to organise basic supplies during lockdown.
Hair loss is a common side effect of chemotherapy, but it can have devastating effects on patients, leaving them feeling demoralised and depressed. For those trying to keep their illness secret from young children or who want to carry on working it can be particularly hard. Recent statistics have shown 8% of women decide against having chemotherapy for fear of losing their hair.
Future Dreams collaborated with the PAXMAN company to donate a dual cooling system machine (also known as a cold cap) to North Middlesex Hospital. The machine helps to prevent hair loss for women having chemotherapy.
Claire Paxman Director of Training & Strategic Initiatives at Paxman said: “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”.
Help for women who cannot afford to buy bras after breast cancer surgery
Finding the right bras to wear after breast cancer surgery can feel like the final straw for many women, especially if they are struggling to make ends meet. Future Dreams created the Sisterhood Bra range and campaign so women who don’t have breast cancer could support those that do. For every Sisterhood Bra sold, one is donated through the NHS to a woman who has had breast cancer surgery and cannot afford a mastectomy bra.
Helping you through breast cancer and beyond.
In September 2021, we launched the Future Dreams Online Support Hub hosted by Ticking Off Breast Cancer. This is where we provide practical advice for anyone standing at the edge of the breast cancer precipice not knowing which way to turn – and for their partners, families and friends who would like to know how to help.Our support hub
Breast Cancer Now is there for anyone affected by breast cancer, providing support for today and hope for the future
Future Dreams shares the goal with Breast Cancer Now that by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live.
Breast Cancer Now believes that funding research holds the key to discovering how we can prevent breast cancer, save lives and support people to live well with the disease. It is why they fund almost 340 of the brightest minds in breast cancer research and have funded £255 million in research so far.
Future Dreams is proud to have worked with Breast Cancer Now to help fund research into secondary breast cancer and patient health information. Fifty per cent of monies raised by sales from our Wear It With Love range with Lipsy and Next will go towards funding a vital joint research project.
Breast Cancer Now also provides life-changing care with an expertly staffed helpline and support groups.Learn more about Breast Cancer Now
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If we all act now we believe that by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live.
Sylvie and Danielle began Future Dreams with just £100. Since then we have raised over £6.5m. We couldn’t do any of this without you. Please donate, if we all act now we believe that by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live.