Photo by Melanie Gomez

Adam Lambert Fans Help Touch of Sparkle Reach 2,000 Care Packs

Touch of Sparkle (a campaign run by Adam Lambert fans) recently reached ANOTHER milestone! They donated 2,000 care packs to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in the UK. All of this is thanks to the founder of Touch of Sparkle, Melanie Hersey, and the help of the campaign’s supporters!

Melanie Hersey of Touch of Sparkle and staff from the Teenage Emergency Dept at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, UK

Touch of Sparkle’s main focus is to produce care packs for cancer patients at Oncology, but this time they donated 50 care packs for boys and girls at the Teenage Emergency Department too. These packs provide teens overnight essentials, snacks, and distractions for teenagers who are admitted to hospital in an emergency.

Below are of some of the many items that were donated:

A box of underwear for teenage patients was also donated along with some sanitary towels for the department’s new Red Box scheme, because sanitary products are not funded by the department itself unfortunately. Batches of care packs are also produced for other departments as part of special projects at the request of the hospital

Care packs usually include:

  • Practical items (bed socks, tissues, sweets, herbal tea for anti-sickness)
  • Distractions (puzzle book, notebook, pen, earphones, playing cards)
  • Pamper items (nail varnish, moisturizer, lip balm)

This year, Touch of Sparkle has been very lucky to receive generous grants from the Greggs Foundation, 1StopCommunity’s Carriers for Causes, CALA Homes, and The Pink Ribbon Foundation, as well as collaborating with charity friends. Please feel free to reach out to Touch of Sparkle if you’re interested in helping this lovely campaign.

Donations to the project can be made on Touch of Sparkle’s GoFundMe page and/or via their Amazon wishlist page.

GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/touchofsparkle)%20gofundme.com/touchofsparkle

Currently, Touch of Sparkle is at £15,641 of their £20,000 goal!

Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.co.uk/registry/wishlist/21CWF040BBHYS

The main goal of this campaign is spread a little care and humanity and try to lighten the load for patients undergoing chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgery for cancer.

Any donation helps. And if you can’t donate, simply spreading the word helps too!

If you have any questions, you can find Touch of Sparkle on Twitter and Facebook:

Twitter: @_touchofsparkle

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TouchofSparkleCharity.

A little more about Touch of Sparkle: Touch of Sparkle helps provide care packs to male and female cancer patients, including special batches for the children’s ward as well as emergency overnight packs to parents of children staying overnight at the Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

In order to help the campaign strive, Adam Lambert fans from around the world donate items that are featured in the care packs, as well as sending out donations and spreading awareness about Touch of Sparkle. This campaign is run by Adam Lambert fans (on an unofficial basis) in aid of the Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (reg. charity no. 1170103.)

Love Touch of Sparkle’s campaign? Share your thoughts or let us know if you donated by telling us via Twitter or Facebook!

Written by Melanie Gomez

My name is Melanie Gomez (25) and I graduated with a BA in print journalism with music management as my minor. I loved music since I was a kid because it was always a way my family and I bonded, as well as a way to express myself on my own time as I got older. I’m not a singer and I don’t play an instrument, so my way of being part of the music industry is by getting to write about the music I love in various reviews and through my concert photography. Another goal? To make people smile.

You can find me on Twitter @melaniexgomez and Instagram @MelanieGomezPhotography. For professional inquires only, please email: [email protected]