The Dimbleby Cancer Care and Soak&Sleep

Soak&Sleep are proud and honoured to work with the Dimbleby Cancer Care Charity which was set up in memory of Richard Dimbleby, Britain’s best loved broadcaster, who died at the age of 52 to cancer. The charity supply’s grants to medical and research programmes, and also supports families who are suffering with cancer. Within this they offer massage therapy, counselling, and benefit advice, and Soak&Sleep have been working with this fantastic cause to provide a comfortable pillow to each patient receiving treatment.  

The charity was set up in 1966 by the Dimbleby Family, and operates out of St Thomas’s hospital. Whilst Richard Dimbleby was receiving treatment he complained that “a decent pillow” would have transformed his experience, with his wife bringing in pillows from home to give him simple comfort.

On November 11th Charlie was invited to No.10 Downing Street by Samantha Cameron, along with guests & supporters of this charity, for a private reception. The aim of the evening gave Jonathan Dimbleby, the chair of Dimbleby Cancer Care, the opportunity to highlight the amazing work they do, and why the new Cancer Centre (due to open at Guy’s Hospital in 2016) is so important.  The charity aim to raise £500,000 over the next 2 years to continue to expand their work and research.

To find out more about the charity, and all the great things they are doing, take a look at their website.

Watch more about it here.

Take a look at our Charlie standing at the door to No.10, who would have thought eh?



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