While Henry underwent treatment his parents, Elsbeth and Michael, were forced to live away from home. Luckily Michael’s place of work was incredibly supportive and Elsbeth was on maternity leave. However they met many families who weren’t so lucky and had little or no money as they were unable to work.
Many families were separated from each other, older siblings needed to attend school and some parents had to work. Hugs From Henry was started to support these families, to help when they need it most. That help could mean buying an iPad so the child can be entertained when forced to spend weeks or even months in a room, allowing them talk to families through Skype or email, or by giving families a holiday to give them memories they will never forget.
Mission statement: Hugs From Henry supports families affected by childhood cancer, neuroblastoma from diagnosis, through treatment and post.
Vision statement: The Hugs From Henry team aims to grow the charity to be able to support hundreds of families who are forced to deal with neuroblastoma across the United Kingdom.