Finding safe, effective products to deal with the side effects of treatment and recovery has long been an issue for many cancer patients. That is set to get easier this month with the launch of Comfort Crate, a carefully curated subscription box designed by cancer patients and survivors, for cancer patients and survivors.
The new subscription box is focussed on making everyday life a little more fun and a lot more enjoyable for the 3 million people in the UK living with cancer . Every month, subscribers will receive a selection of products – which have been rigorously tested and hand-selected by Comfort Crate’s community – and delivered directly to their door. The thoughtful box has been painstakingly developed to save patients time, money, and reduce the risk of negative reactions, so they can focus on getting better.
Trial and error often aren’t an option for those undergoing intensive therapy, which is why Comfort Crate have curated a set of boxes with all the products they’ll need on the journey from diagnosis to recovery.
Each monthly Comfort Crate is dedicated to a particular theme, such as dry skin, hair loss and nausea and contains eight full-sized products. Products include treats such as puzzles, craft projects, skincare, wellness tools, gadgets and nutritional help along with comforting items to bring a touch of fun to what’s often a life-changing experience. Alongside the full-sized products, every Comfort Crate additionally contains information and useful advice to educate and reassure patients around that month’s theme.
Comfort Crate was founded by Charlotte Sydenham, a stage 4b Hodgkin lymphoma survivor, who didn’t want other patients to go through the same issues of sourcing effective products and resources during the treatment and recovery process as she did.
She said, “When I started cancer treatment, I quickly realised there were tonnes of side effects and even more products to choose from, and that trial and error wasn’t really an option because many of the products were expensive, unsuitable and could make things even worse.
“I was desperate to make sure other people didn’t have to spend energy, time and money (which are often in short supply during treatment) trying to find things that really work for them. This is where the idea for Comfort Crate was born.”
Comfort Crates cost £50 per month and are available to ship across the UK. New customers can use the code EARLYBIRD to receive 50% off their first box.
20% of all profits are donated to various cancer charities to continue funding their important work.
To find out more about Comfort Crate, visit https://www.comfortcrate.com