What we do

The Bravery Boxes is a worth while cause which brings a little joy and lifts the spirit of little children who need it most.

‘Bravery Boxes’ was founded by a mum, after her own son was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive brain tumorr (ATRT) back in 2008 when he was only 2 years old.

Having witnessed first hand the pain and trauma he endured throughout his treatment, she would try to distract him from the forthcoming procedure and reward him for his bravery by giving him a little gift. The distraction of a new toy or story book often stopped the tears and soothed the pain shared by mum.

Those actions triggered her idea for starting the ‘Bravery Boxes’.

From that moment on, each child who endures a painful or frightening experience,  can delve into the Bravery Box and choose a reward.  Bravery comes in many forms.  Sometimes a child’s sibling would have to witness their brother or sister’s distress and pain, so the bravery boxes are there for those children too.

The feedback from the nurses and play leaders is that it really works!

The Bravery Boxes are now used in several hospitals, including Addenbrooke’s in Cambridge and Alder Hey in Liverpool, and the vision is to introduce the Bravery Boxes to all Principal Paediatric Oncology Centres in the country.

As the success of the boxes grows, so too does the cost of keeping them stocked!

Therefore we now fundraise to keep them filled.

Thank you for your support.

Please get in touch with us by email: info@braveryboxes.com

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