Meet the team
My name is Kirsten and I offer psychological support for LARF. I am a nurse who started working in this area in 1992. I have also got lots of experience and qualifications in psychological support. I have worked with Sue and the team at RCHT for a long time, as part of the team. Together we try to
support you and your family, as best we can throughout your times with us.
I have worked with LARF for about a year and am extremely passionate about it. I am happy to meet you anytime, if needed. I will always try to offer support in a way that suits you best, e.g during or after treatment or by email. Always open to options!
The rest of the team’s profiles are on the way.
I am Debbie Charles, and have been working with LARF for just over a year, I formed a close bond with Lauren and Rosie when I met them having their treatment on the oncology ward at Treliske. I currently work as a Play Specialist at the Royal Cornwall Hospital supporting children through their treatment, I have a special interest in oncology patients helping them in any way I can to make their day a little better. I have been working on the ward for the last 15yrs.
Lauren and Rosie made firm friends and it was a pleasure to see their friendship grow through many ups and downs. They always had a smile and enjoyed every minute of the time that was given to them, it was this that made me start to see what I could offer the families of children suffering with cancer. My first event was Surfing at Crantock Beach which the Howis family all enjoyed. It was with great pleasure and excitement to be asked to work with LARF helping other children, Young people enjoy other events just like Rosie had.
I have spent the last year building contacts thought Cornwall finding attractions, for all children and of all ages to go along and have a day of just being normal with no illness having fun with their families. These events have been Ice Skating at Eden, beach Fun days, Easter/Christmas Parties, meals for the older youngsters, bowling . But not forgetting the parents and providing a monthly meeting to chat with others who also have or are having the same experience. The last year has been a busy one and this year is no exception. I have secured funding to run alongside LARF helping me to pay for that little treat for the family that are about to have a long and isolated treatment in Bristol by having a family day out at a local attraction. A local Hotel chain are now going to offer parents an off peak 2 night break for parents needing a little rest bite. My Aims is to provide all children and Young adults undergoing treatment at least 6 events that they can let themselves go and have fun but also to continue support to the youngsters they need after treatment.
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