On the 16th of May the staff from Complete Office Supplies (COS) South Australia branch presented the team from The Childhood Cancer Association with a $21,824 cheque to support their SIBS (Super important Brothers & Sisters) program. The SIBS program is a school holiday program designed specifically for children aged 5 and 12 years, who have a brother or sister with cancer.
SIBS offers siblings access to ongoing support, whilst encouraging peer support and friendships between children in the group. The group sessions are designed to offer emotional support, practical coping strategies and an understanding of specific issues facing siblings of children with cancer in a fun environment by including excursions and activities. The therapeutic element of the group assists siblings in developing resilience and helps to build their self-esteem, to support them through the cancer journey and beyond.