How We Started And What We Do Now

After Dr Shara Cohen (our founder) was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 she found there was very little time to just relax, Our CEO Dr Shara Cohen Is Now A Fellow Of The Royal Society Of Biology take it all in and give herself ‘me’ time.

With all the appointments, liaising with work, telling the people who needed to be told…… there was little time to digest what was happening, research the practicalities or to just relax. There were also a few friends who found the whole situation very awkward, they avoided her as they did not know how to react or what to say. So she set up The Cancer Care Parcel, to enable children and adults with cancer to take some of the worries away and bring some calm back into their lives. Cancer Care Parcel is also an ideal gift, to let people with cancer know that you are thinking of them.

“I set up Cancer Care Parcel to bring back a bit of calm into the lives of people suffering with cancer and its treatment”

Shara has gone through treatment and understands some needs of people with cancer, however, we don’t rely on Shara to decide what goes in the parcels. We also consult those receiving our parcels and our advisory board, which consists of cancer patients and survivors.

The final composition of each box is the decision of the Cancer Care Parcel team, chaired by Shara.

What We Have Been Up To

What To Buy Someone Having Treatment For Cancer? A Product Review
We just wanted to say a quick thank you to  Nickie O’Hara from the popular Typecast for her lovely review of our “Comfort For Chemotherapy” gift box. Nickie says   “I recently discovered Cancer Care Parcel which was set up by Dr Shara Cohen after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2013. The ethos behind the company enables people with cancer to reduce […]

We are gathering lists of Abbreviations & Acronyms to help our readers
Our new initiative is to gather lists of Abbreviations and  Acronyms to help our readers used in the UK and USA. If there is a list you would like us to curate or if there are items missing in the list please contact us so that we have an up to date comprehensive set of […]

The UK Cancer Directory – A New Initiative From Cancer Care Parcel
The UK Cancer Directory is a new initiative from Cancer Care Parcel.  Listed are verified cancer charities, support groups, therapists, suppliers, bloggers and services. Connect to the UK Cancer Community All listings are genuine cancer charities, support groups and companies based in the UK. We are not listing any sites which make claims to prevent […]

Children’s Seasonal Sacks Donated to CanSurvive
  Over the Christmas period, we donated several Cancer Care Parcel seasonal sacks for children with cancer. The CanSurvive team, pictured here donated three of these sacks to sick children. Thank you CAN SURVIVE for all the support that you give to people with cancer Can Survive Wigtownshire, is a pro-active social/activity group open to males and […]

Thank you – This Glorious Life – For Reviewing Our Little Monkey Mighty Big Hamper
Thank you, Madeline for the review of our Childhood Cancer Gift Box:  The Little Monkey Mighty Big Hamper  in her lifestyle magazine This Glorious Life  She says… “This hamper really is packed with things to bring a bit of comfort and joy to a child going through cancer treatment. “ “I really do think it would be […]

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