The Mustard Tree is a relevant cause to our team, guests and stakeholders as their services support so many people locally.
Throughout the year we host a selection of events and challenges in order to help raise money for our chosen charity of the year. For 2019, we have chosen the Mustard Tree, a fund under the umbrella of Plymouth Hospitals Charity (reg no. 1048679). Funds that are raised for Mustard Tree are spent on medical, practical, emotional and financial support to improve quality of life and help people live life well despite their illness.
The Mustard Tree is a centre, a hub, a base, where absolutely anyone affected by cancer can come in for advice and support. At the scariest moments, staff and volunteers here, can hold you, help you and reassure you. Those questions that keep you awake at 4am? The Mustard Tree will help you find the answers. When treatments are long and the road ahead feels lonely and bleak, you know that there’s always someone here who will be by your side.
The centre is welcoming, a real refuge with a calming environment and support available across the week. Charitable donations are used to buy equipment and also fund additional therapies and Counsellors.
In 2019 the centre is hoping to raise enough money to employ a Dietician. Diet is so key to people with cancer as appetites change with treatment. Having someone available to discuss menu options, give dietary advice and answer those individual questions about food and nutrition will be such an amazing addition to what the Mustard Tree can offer. They are also hoping they can raise enough money to also employ a Psychologist on a part-time basis. The centre already provides counselling support but there are some people who would really benefit from a psychological therapies programme. Everyone is unique and The Mustard Tree wants to be responsive to everyone’s needs as much as they possibly can.
If you would like to donate, please visit the Just Giving Page here.
For questions regarding fundraising and events, please email us.