‘Something To Look Forward To’ is a family-founded cancer charity providing gifts and experiences to people and their families affected by cancer.

Based on one family’s personal experience of cancer, the charity was founded in 2015 following Fiona Coldron’s breast cancer diagnosis, when breaks away and small treats such as a meal out, a stay in a hotel and a day out with the family was something that provided…’something to look forward to’.

The charity also provides help to those affected financially by cancer, where their work has been disrupted; this is known as ‘cancer poverty’.

Fiona sadly passed away in February 2020, her daughter Francesca now spearheads the charity continuing her mother’s legacy.

‘Something To Look Forward To’ is going from strength to strength and they have recently reached the exciting milestone of providing £1,000,000 worth of gifts and experiences to over 20,000 people affected by cancer poverty across the UK.

The charity provides a comprehensive website where people affected by cancer can access a variety of gifts generously donated by businesses and individuals. Including complimentary breaks in holiday cottages, restaurant meals, days out, hotel stays, theatre tickets, beauty products, and essentials.

StayCotswold has agreed to partner with this wonderful charity and our owner at The New Bakehouse has already donated a short break at her holiday home.

Donations of holiday homes and cottages are considered a premium gift and they are allocated to those most in need of the charity’s service and they are extremely grateful for these donations.

“Our time at Owl Cottage gave us a chance to be a family again, away from the strains of home.We hadn’t had a holiday together for a long time and it was time to start the new life we had been forced to put on hold because of cancer”

Their service supports anyone from the point of diagnosis up to one year after active treatment and they offer on-going support to those with secondary or terminal diagnosis.

Although cancer is a physical disease, a sense of wellbeing enables people both during and after treatment to lead as normal a life as possible. It is essential that wellbeing support is also available to families and carers.

If you are affected by cancer and would like to access the service, you can apply here.

You can donate a gift or experience here.

Or if you wish to donate some money to help keep the charity service running click here.