Sheffield Mum warming up for half marathon
April 8, 2015
Jessica Halliday is a hard-working Mum from Sheffield who recently had heart-breaking news that her son, Lewis, 7, had been diagnosed with Leukaemia. Alongside four friends, Jess is running the Sheffield Half Marathon to raise money for Cavendish Cancer Care, where she received complementary therapy to support her at such a difficult time.
“The Cavendish Centre was a place for me to relax, have a cup of tea and express myself. At home I’m Mum and I’m the one who has to put on a brave face, but the Centre was somewhere that I could have a cry, speak to people who empathised with my situation and take some time for myself,” Jessica says;
“The support, understanding and care of the Cavendish staff has been amazing. Our little boy has been incredibly brave and is doing really well. He is even attending Play Therapy sessions at the Centre to support him through difficult treatments and to enable him to express himself in the childlike way that he knows.”
We’re dedicated to improving the quality of life for people living with cancer and their families; giving the chance to talk in confidence and offer complementary therapies to support their recovery. Our children and young person’s service offers supportive care to children and young people up to the age of 18, who are experiencing distress when a close family member has cancer. The service is managed and delivered by a team of well-qualified therapists, with many years’ experience of specialised work with children and young people in a variety of settings.
To sponsor Jess’s team, head to: http://www.justgiving.com/Jess-Halliday2/