Dexter’s Odyssey, based in Kingswood, Bristol, was established last year in memory of Dexter Liebow, to help families dealing with a new childhood cancer diagnosis by providing care packages and days out as well as supporting oncology play departments with new equipment.
Dexter was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma in 2016 and underwent more than 20 rounds of chemotherapy and spent months in the oncology ward of Bristol Children’s Hospital before he passed away aged just eight years old.
His mum Lucy said: "Dexter’s Odyssey was set up to help families that are not only going through the heartache of having a child diagnosed with cancer, but also some families who struggle financially. We'd like to take that burden off of them and give them one less thing to worry about.
“But also we can carry on Dexter's legacy. He would have done amazing things in his lifetime I'm sure, but he didn't have that chance so we'll now do it for him. This grant will make such a difference to others going through something similar.”
The grant of £750 to Dexter’s Odyssey will fund pottery decorating workshops twice a year on the oncology ward at Bristol Children’s Hospital to help create family memories.