Ben’s Tractor

Ben was 12 years old and had just settled down in secondary school when one Friday evening in October 2012 he had just got back from school and he told us he had found a lump on his neck. We took him to the doctors and they went through the usual things like antibiotics and viral illnesses […]

Mark’s Day at the Zoo

When we come into Dragonfly HQ on a Monday morning it’s hard to predict where the week will take us. On this particular Monday we received a request from the family of a young boy who has spent most of the year very unwell. The little boy, Mark, is a huge animal lover and his […]

Rea’s Garden

After losing our precious daughter Rea, I found myself just sitting in her room. We brought home her ashes which I placed on her bed along with the ashes of her beloved Mastiff, Blaze, so they could be together. Looking out of her bedroom window on a gloomy winters day looking at a decking area […]

Ben’s Lamborghini Experience

We often receive lovely thank you letters in the office, all of which are extremely precious. We remember quite clearly a wonderful card we received after supporting a wish for a young man.  The card has always remained in pride of place as we were bowled over by the fact that even though he must […]

Isabella’s Book

Isabella’s Book In 2010 aged three years old, Isabella was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer. At the age of nine, during treatment for her third relapse, Isabella decided that she would like to write a children’s book during her long stays in hospital. Isabella worked incredibly hard on her book, immersing herself into the fantasy world […]

Alex’s Trip to Dublin

Hello, I would just like to show my appreciation sincerely for this wonderful organisation which helped towards a dreamy vision become reality. Hopefully sharing my little story can be used positively and show the vitality of this whole process. So from September 2018 I had a relapse and my lovely cancer came back, which was […]

Kira’s Sweet Sixteenth

Kira used her Cash Gift to hold some very special 16th birthday celebrations, one out at a restaurant with all of her family and the other at home with her friends. Thank you to Kira and her mum for sharing such beautiful photographs and memories with you all… “Massive thanks for your generous gift to […]

Chelsea’s Six Nations Weekend

Chelsea loves rugby and has always watched the 6 Nations on TV with her mum since she was little. Thanks to our wonderful contacts, we had plans in place for Chelsea to meet the England Rugby team. But due to matches being postponed and training days being changed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, unfortunately this […]

Liam’s Center Parcs Break

I would just like to thank everyone from Dragonfly Cancer Trust. My son Liam, who is 21, was diagnosed in September with a terminal brain tumour, it all came as such a shock and as you can imagine, it rocked our world. An operation, diagnosis, appointments, treatment… it felt like we couldn’t escape everything. Then through Dragonfly […]

Josh’s holiday


Josh and his family enjoyed a holiday at Center Parcs where they were able to escape from everything and spend quality time together. During lockdown, we were also able to provide some lovely things to help keep him entertained at home. “My beautiful little boy was diagnosed with terminal cancer over a year and a […]