Health, disability & well-being

Funding level: Up to £1,000


Alfe's Cause support Northamptonshire families whose children are diagnosed with cancer by arranging and funding monthly meetings with the aim been to decrease the social isolation that can be associated with long term illness.
We are currently in contact with 30 families offering various levels of support.

Alfe aged 12, who has been in remission from Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma for the past 6 years, makes cushions for children in hospital to provide them with some comfort. He makes the cushions for children across the UK and friends and family members of children in hospital can nominate children to receive one.

The funding from Aviva would be used to arrange monthly meetings and to cover the costs of resources needed to make more cushions for children.

People should vote for Alfe's Cause because we are the only Northamptonshire charity providing these regular services for families whose children have cancer. The money would allow us to continue supporting and developing the level of support we offer to families.

The money would also allow us to buy a varied supply of material suitable for a wide range of children's ages and interests for the children nominated to receive a comfort cushion.

Project Video

Alfe's Cause

Moment of Pride

To see the families develop friendships with one another and support each other through the good and bad times is heartwarming. To hear the laughter from the children as they play at events we have organised and create happy memories together makes me proud to be part of Alfe's Cause.

Location: Northamptonshire, United Kingdom