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Creating Smiles and Making Memories


At the Emily Ash Trust we are aware of the strain that a cancer diagnosis can put on the entire family. We are here to help you and your family during this time.

It’s really important to use that your whole family is supporting – parents and siblings are just as important as your child undergoing treatment.

We have a range of activities suited to families and that cater to all ages.

Once you register with us, you become part of the extended Emily Ash family and will be invited along to our calendar of activities that might be of interest.

These activities are a great way to meet families who have similar experiences, but most importantly they are a great way to bring some happy memories and smiles during what can be a difficult time.

Here’s some examples of the activities we run for families of EAT:

Emily Ash Trust Build a Bear Parties

Build a bear parties

We take a group of families to Build A Bear, where our younger guests get to create, dress and accessorise their own bears, bring them to life and play some ‘beary’ fun games before heading for a group lunch. This is a family event – siblings are very much included in this great day out.

Emily Ash Trust Pamper Evenings

Pamper days

Every first Wednesday evening in the month we hold a Parent’s Pamper evening for in-patient parents at the Royal Marsden hospital in Sutton, Surrey. With our trusted team of hairdressers, beauticians, masseurs and more we bring the Spa to you!

Emily Ash Trust Summer Fun Days

Summer family day

Meeting early for breakfast families are briefed for the fun day ahead of them and the morning’s activities. We then break for lunch – some well-earned ‘down time’ before the afternoon’s events. We do lots of fun team building activities including karting, wall climbing, abseiling, etc.

Emily Ash Trust Winter Wonderland

Winter wonderland

In early December we hold our magical Winter Wonderland event. We invite families along to start the festive season in true style – a fantastic Santa’s Grotto, petting zoo, arcade games, family portraits, BBQ, roast chestnuts, arts and crafts, music, fun, and games.

Emily Ash Trust Shopping Days

Shopping days

Every couple of months we treat 6 teenagers or young adults to a shopping day. Meeting at the hospital the group travels up to London for brunch followed by a shopping spree.

Emily Ash Create


Mentorship program meets career program.

Holidays and short trips

The day-to-day strain of caring for a child with cancer can be overwhelming at times and we understand how important a little break can be. 

We can organise special days out for the whole family – from theme park trips, theatre days out to sight-seeing tours. If it’s a longer break you need, that’s possible too.

We provide long weekend and short holiday breaks to the beautiful Crowhurst Park in Battle, near Hastings. Located deep in the heart of the East Sussex countryside, Crowhurst Park is the perfect place for families to relax and revive. The park has it’s own leisure centre with indoor pool, jacuzzi, steam room, gym and exercise classes. 

We also consider requests for other holiday parks and resorts.

If you’d like more information about our activities, family events or short breaks please fill in our contact form.

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