About the charity and ‘Project Suffolk’
‘Something To Look Forward To’ is a family run UK registered charity.
We run a charity website for people with cancer and their families to access a variety of gifts which have been generously donated by people and companies.
The gifts can be anything from restaurant meals, hotel stays, beauty treatments, tickets for events and attractions, stays in holiday cottages… the list is endless.
Project Suffolk is one of our special regional projects where we focus our efforts in sourcing gifts and experiences from kind and caring individuals and businesses in Suffolk and match them to deserving people and families affected by cancer and cancer poverty living within the county.
All the gifts and experiences we source will be ringfenced for these people so they will have hundreds of incredible opportunities to have fun and create positive memories with their loved ones.
We will work closely with local hospitals, hospices and cancer support groups to reach those most in need and will build strong relationships with local gift donors in order to give those affected by cancer in Suffolk ‘Something To Look Forward To’.
TRISudbury have selected this charity as their chosen charity for the 2019 Sprint Triathlon on 9th June.
Members of TRISudbury are encouraging as many people as possible to take part in the event and raise as much money through sponsorship as possible.
The TRISudbury members are also on a mission to source as many ‘gifts’ as possible to benefit people in the Suffolk area affected by cancer and cancer poverty.
We use the money raised to set up what we call a ‘Project’.
The work involved in setting up a ‘Project’ includes:
- Visiting Suffolk hospitals, cancer care centres, hospices and reaching the online ‘cancer community’ and providing presentations about how people can access our service.
- Gift sourcing – we approach the local community and businesses, restaurants, hotels, visitor attractions etc to source a large variety of ‘gifts’.
- Marketing the service through the use of leaflets, banners and social media campaigns.
- Gift distribution via our comprehensive website and stringent allocation process including the matching of gifts and organisation of experiences.
The charity does not use the money raised to buy gifts or experiences.
We use the money to form lasting relationships with partner organisations and prospective long term gift donors.
As an example of our success, in 2017 we established ‘Project Surrey’ with funding of £7k. In the first year we were able to convert this £7k into over £20k worth of gifts donated to people and families from Surrey who were affected by cancer.