Adele from Poole is currently undergoing cancer treatment. DCCF recently paid for her to take her three children away for a much-needed weekend break.
She said: “My children are 13, 12 and 10 and this whole year has been a real challenge for them.
“Because I had to isolate during chemotherapy, our lives changed overnight. Cancer really does impact on the whole family.
“To see me unwell is very frightening. But they have been so brave. I’m very proud of them. They haven’t complained once about missing out on beach days and play dates.
She continued: “Our weekend away was very much needed.
“I’m currently having radiotherapy, so fatigue is a real issue. The break was a chance to relax and be a family without worrying about treatment and hospital appointments.
“I want to thank DCCF for giving us this precious time together.
“The charity does such amazing work and we are all so grateful.”