Yorkshire Times
A Voice of the North
4:10 AM 7th August 2021

The Big Ginger Social

Cancer Support UK is inviting everybody to hold their very own Big Ginger Social to raise money to fund Cancer Kits for people going through cancer treatment.

Throughout the month of September, the charity is encouraging everyone to host a fresh new fundraising event, raising money for a very important cause: to support people going through cancer treatment. Bring family, friends or work colleagues together and experience absolute deliciousness, all for a good cause.

Why the ginger theme? Ginger tea bags are included in the Cancer Kits, as ginger is proven to help offset the nausea that many cancer patients experience. So it’s an ingredient that’s very close to the heart. Of course, it’s also delicious and can be utilised in so many culinary delights - from ginger cupcakes to ginger mocktails, or even cocktails if you’re feeling particularly spicy. They can’t wait to see what wonderful ginger goodies Big Ginger Social hosts create.

Each Big Ginger Social will be different, but all donations raised will make a huge difference to the lives of people going through cancer. Every £25 you raise will help to fill a Cancer Kit.

The Cancer Kits are supplied free of charge to anyone undergoing cancer treatment, and they provide much-needed comfort to children and adults having to endure cancer treatment. The Kits for adults are packed with items to offset some of the unpleasant side effects of treatment, like cold hands and feet, nausea, and sensitive teeth. Whilst Kids' Kits are designed to brighten the days of children living with cancer, containing small toys and colouring sets to help entertain and pass the time in hospital, along with practical items like cosy socks. Each Kit has been designed based on feedback from people who have experienced cancer treatment first-hand.

Feedback from Cancer Kit recipients consistently emphasises what a welcome gift they are during what can be an incredibly tough time.
“The biggest thing for me was that I felt that someone, somewhere had cared enough to put together a Kit full of really thoughtful items. When it arrived, I felt like I had been given a virtual hug.”

“It was filled with lots of useful things that really made a difference. It can be quite isolating when you’re diagnosed because suddenly it feels like it’s just you, but knowing there was support out there really helped and made me feel that somebody cared.”

“I received a really lovely Cancer Kit. Inside was all sorts of things to make me feel better. There were journals, ginger teabags, a colouring book. Very practical items and everything I needed to help me pass the time while I was waiting in the hospital for treatment. I particularly liked the lavender spray for my pillow at night. It really helped me to sleep at night.”

Are you interested in hosting your own Big Ginger Social so that more cancer patients can receive a Cancer Kit?

The free Big Ginger Social fundraising pack gives you all the information you need, whilst providing inspiration, and even ginger-themed recipe ideas too. Start planning your Big Ginger Social today - visit to get started and order your free hosting kit.

By holding a Big Ginger Social you are truly helping to support people with cancer - in your local area and throughout the UK. Thank you.