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Shop for happy things with Dragonfly Cancer Trust

The small Newcastle charity has kept going throughout lockdown and are now busier than ever helping young palliative cancer patients. But they need funds if they’re to continue with their amazing work

Written by Laura Kingston
Published 27.11.2020

One of the many hard-hitting effects the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to our region has been the cancellation of fund-raising events and the closure of charity shops. With so many amazing North East charities making such a difference to local families, this has been devastating, and many organisations have simply had to carry on as best they can without this much-needed support from the public.

Luckily, however, one of those incredible charities – Dragonfly Cancer Trust, based in Newcastle – has maintained a simple yet effective way of keeping some cash flowing into their donation boxes: online shopping.

Dragonfly Cancer Trust supports young palliative cancer patients throughout the region: helping them to make lasting memories with their loved ones by organising experiences and short breaks; creating unique keepsakes to help them and their families focus on happier times; and delivering creative therapies and activities to children’s cancer wards to offer an essential distraction.

We think you’d agree that there are few more worthy causes than supporting children through gruelling cancer treatment. What we especially love about the Trust is their focus on positive vibes only, and their online retail offering is no exception. They encourage visitors to ‘Shop for Happy Things’ with a fantastic array of cool, quirky and colourful gifts guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

So what are you waiting for? Check out Dragonfly Cancer Trust’s Shop for Happy Things already.

HLN’s HAPPY PICKS:

Libby & Ross Egg Cups (Set of 2)  – £8.50 

Brighten up your breakfast with this quirky pair of egg cups. A cracking gift for the good eggs in your life.

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Arizona Blanket Throw  – £23.00

Snuggle up in this bohemian-style blanket and you’ll not want to move all winter.

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Mini Cement Planters (Set of 3) – £14.00

This stylish set of cement planters with monochrome design are perfect to help make any space your happy place.

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Tulip Bloom Bicycle Bell – £4.95

We wheelie love this pretty tulip bicycle bell.

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Scandi Boho Stripe Blanket Throw – £23.00

There’s few better feelings than coming in from cold and snuggling up with a cuppa – especially if you’re getting cosy under this stylish throw.

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White Tassel Photo Frame – £10.00

Show off your happy memories in your home with this beautiful wooden photo frame with tassel bunting. Frame fits one 4×6″ / 10×15 cm photograph.

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Queen Bee Salt & Pepper Set  – £7.50

Add a splash of gold to your dining table and bee a little bit happier every mealtime.

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Blanket Scarf – £19.50

We’d get it in the neck if we didn’t tell you about this cosy, super-soft scarf.

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Wooden Button Coasters (Set of 6) – £14.00

We think these coasters – tied together with natural twine – are cute as a button!

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Herringbone Pom Pom Blanket Throw – £23.00

You’d struggle to find a room this trendy pink herringbone blanket with pom pom tassels wouldn’t brighten up.

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