What we do
Our First aim
Helping the Child and their family during treatment.
The Anna’s Hope Specialist Children’s Neuro Oncology Nurse works closely with the child and the family throughout their treatment at the Children’s Cancer Unit at Addenbrookes Hospital and helps coordinate support at home and school. It can be a frightening and confusing time and our specialist nurse is there to help.
Our second aim
Helping through Specialist Neuro-Rehabilitation.
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 and we provide 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.
As a result, 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 the child, so having something to look forward to can help a little. Anna’s Hope works with others to try and arrange a day or an event that is fun and memorable 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 with similar circumstances can help make it easier to cope. Anna’s Hope are able to fund these support group meetings.