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Lighting Fires of Hope

by Sam Schoolar in Coventry, England, United Kingdom

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To enable individuals and families affected by cancer, develop confidence, resilience and stronger communities through nature connection.

by Sam Schoolar in Coventry, England, United Kingdom


Hi, I am Sam and I am the founder and volunteer CEO of Shine A Light Support Service.  Our charity support families across Coventry and Warwickshire who have cancer.  We provide a counselling service which can be accessed by anyone (aged 7 and above), affected by cancer, directly or indirectly.  

We provide a further and more comprehensive range of services to families affected by childhood cancer.  Presently, these services have included drop in sessions; coffee mornings; activity, gaming and craft sessions; art therapy sessions and teen group sessions at our centre in Coventry; and days out for families including trips to: the beach; Cadbury World; and local pantomimes.


We want to grow the services we provide to people across Coventry and Warwickshire to include different types of therapeutic content, as we know that talking therapies do not suit everyone.  So we are appealing for your help to raise funds to create a project in collaboration with Wild Earth.  We are really excited about the opportunities this would create, to work with individuals and family groups. 

Wild Earth is committed to connecting people with nature. Working with children, young people and families, the activities include:

- Mindfulness in nature
- Nature awareness and games
- Nature based arts and creative workshops
- Walks and music
- Confidence building and bonding


"I have learnt to build shelters, build fires but more than that, I have learnt to build my confidence." 

"We met as strangers and left as a tribe."


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

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£20 Reward

A fire steel and a thank you card. Fancy lighting a fire without matches or a lighter? A fire steel is a piece of carbon steel from which sparks are struck by the sharp edge of flint, chert or similar rock. It is a specific tool used in firemaking. Any outdoor adventurer's must-have item.

£50 or more

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£50 Reward

A tailored 1.5-hour nature based art and mindfulness session. Take a break from the usual and give yourself a well-deserved restoration time. The Japanese art of Shinrin-Yoku, or Forest bathing is a simple immersive experience in nature, a meditative process where you connect with nature and let go of all the baggage while you are there. Mindfulness in action, this reward is an opportunity to restore and renew.

£250 or more

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£250 Reward

A family based half -day workshop in nature, tailored for you and your family. Spend quality time with your family, with the daily tailored especially for you. We will offer an experience that includes sensory awareness, nature based games and you will build your base camp as a family unit. You will work as a team to solve challenges, have a laugh and create some special memories. All refreshments and light meals will be catered.

£1,000 or more

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£1000 Reward

A team-building day for you and your friends or colleagues. (Max group size 10.) A brilliant opportunity for team-building or celebrate a special occasion. A day that is put on for your group and will be designed for your needs. This will include solo and group activities, challenges, relaxation activities, and time to rejuvenate with your friends and colleagues, surrounded by the beauty of nature. All refreshments and one mail meal provided.

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