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Lighting Fires of Hope

by Sam Schoolar in Coventry, England, United Kingdom


raised of £5,000 target
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This project will only be funded if at least £5,000 is pledged by April 21st 2020 at 12:00am

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

0 of 20 claimed

£20 Reward

A fire steel and a thank you card.

£50 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£50 Reward

A tailored 1.5-hour nature based art and mindfulness session.

£250 or more

0 of 3 claimed

£250 Reward

A family based half -day workshop in nature, tailored for you and your family.

£1,000 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£1000 Reward

A team-building day for you and your friends or colleagues. (Max group size 10.)

Let's make 'Lighting Fires of Hope' happen

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