What we do
Our First aim
Help children and their families during cancer treatment
The Anna’s Hope Specialist Children’s Neuro Oncology Nurse works closely with each child in their care, along with their family throughout their treatment at the Children’s Cancer Unit at Addenbrookes Hospital. They also help coordinate support at home and school. It can be a frightening and confusing time, which is why our specialist nurse is on-hand to help.
Our second aim
Help through specialist neurorehabilitation
We are a founding partner of a pioneering new service called Brainbow, which is a partnership between ourselves, Addenbrookes Hospital, Camille’s Appeal and Tom’s Trust. Anna’s Hope is the major funder, providing the specialist rehabilitation therapy at the hospital through the Anna’s Hope Therapy Team, which consists of specialist physiotherapists, specialist speech and language therapists and a specialist occupational therapist.
Every child in the East of England diagnosed with a brain tumour can receive dedicated neuro rehabilitation from this service to help them reach their full potential in life.
Our third and fourth aims
Helping through happy memories
Treatment of a brain tumour can be extremely tough on a child, so having something to look forward to can help a little, which is why we work with other organisations and individuals to arrange fun and memorable days and events, both for the child and their family.
Helping through family support groups.
Parents of a child with a brain tumour can feel very lonely at times, so meeting with other parents in similar circumstances can help make it easier to cope. Anna’s Hope provide funds to facilitate such support group meetings.
Raising awareness and helping find a cure.
Our long-term aim is to raise awareness of brain tumours and promote much needed research into finding a cure for this ‘Forgotten Cancer’. We do this through our support and membership of Brain Tumour Research.
We do this through our support and membership of Brain Tumour Research.