Earlier this year I stumbled upon an awesome project called Spoonie Survival Kits. The project aims to provide little bags of happiness for chronic illness sufferers, while also raising money for chronic illness charities.

The kits are made by volunteers with long-term health conditions and disabilities and then sold online, with 25% of sales money going back into the project and 75% going to chronic illness charities.

As an additional nice to know, Pippa, who started the project, originates from Sheffield, although she is now based in York.

Now, I received my first kit back in July and it was really lovely. I am not going to go into the details of the content as I don’t want to ruin the surprise, but suffice to say each item was clearly very thoughtfully added to the kit and there was a good mixture of practical, beautiful and more symbolic items.

I was very excited to see that they have put together a 2016 Christmas Survival Kit containing, loads of lovely festive items to do, wear, make and eat. Something to get any chronic illness warrior into the Christmas spirit.


If you fancy treating yourself this Christmas, or sending a hint to someone to treat you instead, you can order Spoonie Survival Kits as well as Angel Bracelets from the Spoonie Survival Kits Esty Store. You can also follow the project on Facebook and Twitter.