Lions Presentation

Stephen and Lynne attended a Lions presentation (Fri 18th Nov 2022) at the Crown Plaza, Caversham. We were fortunate to be awarded a grant for £500 to help towards our Chemogiftbags. We would like to say thank you for your support and the work you do for charities in Reading. 

Queens Award For Voluntary Services

You may recall we got nominated for the ‘Queens Award For Voluntary Services’ recently – the highest accolade given to volunteer groups across the UK. For us to be nominated was a fantastic achievement and testament to the amazing work all our Ambassadors and Volunteers do. Unfortunately, we missed out on the award, but we […]

Lieutenancy Presentation, Shaw House, Newbury – Tuesday 8 March

On 8th March we attended the NOMINATIONS for Queens Award for Voluntary Services (QAVS). Attending for Chemogiftbags were Stephen Newport (Trustee), Vinod Kaushaul (Trustee) and Lynne Shipton (Founder). Mr Barker also presented certificates to 6 voluntary organisations from across Berkshire to recognise their achievement in being nominated for the Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service. The […]

What do you do once you’ve climbed Everest?

Surviving chemo is probably the biggest, scariest, most enormous thing I’ve ever done and Paul says I’ve made it look easy. It feels like climbing Everest. The hard part comes now, which is getting back to normality. I know I’ve written about this a bit in the past, but it’s important so needs more words. […]

It’s not all doom and gloom

I should say before I start that cancer is very personal – I can only talk about my experience of it. No 2 people will have the same experience of dealing with cancer. Right from the start I knew I was lucky (something that always astounded those I told about my diagnosis.) My breast cancer […]

Rachel’s Chemogiftbag Experience

For several years now, I have seen the Chemogiftbags poster at the Royal Mail sorting office. I never thought I’d ever contact them. And then I got breast cancer.  I never felt a lump, just a thickening and it was different to the other breast. My friend’s wife was having chemo for breast cancer, so […]