All About Spoonie Survival Kits

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This post is going to be a bit different compared to my pervious blog posts . I want to tell you all about Spoonie Survival Kits and about the person behind it all!

The Founder

Pippa Stacey is a chronically ill writer from Yorkshire. Whilst at university she acquired a debilitating chronic illness which completely changed her life. When things started to get better she began to engage with media opportunities and speaking up about life as a student with a long term condition. In 2015 Pippa founded her very own social enterprise Spoonie Survival Kits which is now growing from strength to strength . You can checkout Pippa’s blog at https://www.lifeofpippa.co.uk/about/

The Survival Kits

When living with a chronic illness sometimes you realise just how the small things others take for granted can mean the whole world and make your day. Through this concept the ideas for these kits were made. “Spoonie” being the slang term for anyone living with a chronic illness and the kits are “little bags of happiness “. The aim is to make sure no one feels alone. The kits officially began in 2015. Kits are made to tailor for specific conditions and symptoms. 50% of all sales is donated to charity the remaining 50% is used to cover the costs of running the project. The contents of these kits are secret as they want it to be a surprise! Checkout this link to find out more about the survival kits: https://www.spooniesurvivalkits.com

Let’s Talk Kits

The Insomnia Spoonie Kit
£12.99

This kit is fantastic for anyone who needs a bit of support and comfort at night. Maybe you are feeling low? This kit also contains some gorgeous handmade items made by some of their incredible volunteers.

If you would like to buy this item please click on this link below

https://www.etsy.com/listing/659498940/insomnia-spoonie-survival-kit?utm_source=ssketsyshop&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api

Sustainable Self Care Kit
£17.99

A big thing about this kit is with sustainability so if you know anyone who feels strongly about sustainability this would also make a great gift. This jute zip toiletry bag contains five fabulous surprises! All items are cruelty free and ethical, cosmetic items are suitable for sensitive skin

If you would like to buy this item please click on this link below

https://www.etsy.com/listing/765161418/sustainable-self-care-kit?utm_source=ssketsyshop&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api

Chronic Pain Spoonie Survival Kit
£17.99

Those with chronic illness can often face unrelating pain on a daily basis otherwise known as chronic pain. These kits DO NOT cure this however these products are done to hopefully fill you with comfort and maybe a bit of distraction too!

If you would like to buy this item please click on this link below

https://www.etsy.com/listing/551523212/chronic-pain-spoonie-survival-kit?utm_source=ssketsyshop&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api

Chronic Fatigue Spoonie Survival Kit
£14.99

Sometimes self care can feel extremely hard, exhausting and challenging . So this kit is filled with items which aim to help you get through those heavy days as comfortable as possible!

If you would like to buy this item please click on this link below

https://www.etsy.com/listing/565321545/chronic-fatigue-spoonie-survival-kit?utm_source=ssketsyshop&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api

Accessories

Sterling Silver Spoonie Necklace
£14.99

With Spoonie being the slang word for someone who has a chronic illness these necklaces make a great gift for a loved one. Or maybe it’s a lovely little treat for yourself, to give you or a loved one a an extra bit of strength on a low day.

This necklace is handmade using quality sterling silver. The spoon is on a silver chain with a ring clasp. The necklace is on a chain that measures approximately 16 inches/ 20cm, with the spoon chain measuring 0.6 inches (15mm) .

If you would like to buy this item please click on this link below

https://www.etsy.com/listing/611870335/sterling-silver-spoonie-necklace?utm_source=ssketsyshop&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api

The Book

Dear Chronic Illness features a collection of short letters collaboratively written by 16 young people addressed to their conditions. Their conditions range from POTS, Endometriosis from Tumours to Serve M.E to name a few. The letters provided a light-hearted and humours commentary on each writers experiences. Whilst at the same time aiming to give insight into the challenges of navigating life whilst living with chronic illnesses. This book compiled by founder Pippa Stacey and published by Wallace Publishing.

To find out more about this amazing book and where to buy it please visit: https://www.spooniesurvivalkits.com/2018/04/26/dear-chronic-illness-our-very-own-book-release/

Lastly if you would like to get involved with Spoonie Survival Kits please visit their get involved page at https://www.spooniesurvivalkits.com/get-involved/

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