KATIE’S CARE KITS

Below are a list of the care kits, supplied (at present) as part of ‘Katie’s Care Kits’.

Below the title of each kit is a brief description of those it is aimed at. There is a brief list below each kit which provides a broad overview of who the kit is aimed at, and the contents included. This is purely a guide for those who wish to donate any items (whether new or second hand, and irrespective of the quantity you are able to supply).

Alternatively, I have created an ‘Amazon wish list’ that contains all of the project’s essential items for you to purchase, but gets automatically posted to me directly. You can view the list by clicking here.

For those who do wish to help, the postage address (for donations) can be found on the ‘contact’ page, alongside all alternative ways you can help to keep the project running.


All kits come with a ‘Bravery Bottles’,Poster, Leaflet, forms, & a Return Envelope.


1. ‘Bravery BottlesParticipant Kits

Sent out complimentarily to all new applicants to the project, these kits contain everything needed to join in with ’Bravery Bottles’.

Kit contents:

  • Personalised decoration
  • Glass vial (the ‘Bravery Bottle’)
  • Beads (for bottle)
  • Suction hook
  • Charm holder accessory
  • Welcome charm
  • Unique ‘Bravery Bottles’ card
  • Tracker/Log
  • Leaflet & other paperwork
  • Return envelope
(N.B. Appearance/contents is subject to change)

2. Adult inpatient Kits

Going by the title, these kits are self-explanatory; aiming to provide the ‘essentials’ to adults who are unprepared for a spontaneous, acute hospital admission; the focus mainly being on hygiene products.

Kit Contents:

  • Hygiene/Cosmetic Products
  • Drinks & snacks
  • Entertainment/Distraction Activity (e.g. arts and crafts; crochet/knitting, cross stitch, embroidery, puzzle books, colouring, reading book, etc.)
  • Fluffy Socks & loungewear
  • Emergency mobile charger

If you have any hospitals/hospices in mind that you think would benefit from being sent some care kits, you can ‘nominate’ them (by clicking here) and they will be added to the waiting list.


3. Children’s Inpatient Kits

As per the ‘adult inpatient kits’, these kits are fairly self-explained. The major different is on the focus of these kits, and instead of being on toiletries & cosmetics, the focus is on amusement and distraction, such as toys and games.

Kit Contents:

  • ‘Child friendly’ Hygiene/Cosmetic Products
  • Drinks & snacks (including a small juice syrup – ‘robinsons squeez-y)
  • Entertainment/Distraction Activity (e.g; colouring, reading book, bubbles, puppets etc.)
  • ‘I was brave’ certificate with stickers
  • Small Teddy
  • Toys

If you have any hospitals/hospices in mind that you think would benefit from being sent some care kits, you can ‘nominate’ them (by clicking here) and they will be added to the waiting list.


4. Hospital Nurse Kits

Aimed say nurses working on the ward, this kit contains a small array of items, including :

  • Tea
  • Herbal tea
  • Coffee
  • Snacks
  • Mug/cup
  • ‘Syringe-imitating’ pen
  • Fob watch

If you have any hospitals/hospices in mind that you think would benefit from being sent some nurse kits, you can ‘nominate’ them (by clicking here) and they will be added to the waiting list.


5. PURCHASABLE ‘Self-Care Kits

Also available are the all-new ‘self-care’ kits which can be purchased for yourself, or as a gift to someone else, at a price that you’ve cbosen yourself.

Each kit is unique and customised to the person they are intended for, so upon making a purchase of a self-care kit – regardless of who it’s for – you will be presented a form for you to fill out (accessible by clicking here).

The form will ask basic questions such as:

  • Age
  • Sex/Gender classification
  • Likes/Dislikes
  • Hobbies
  • Work/studies
  • Health status (any allergIes, nutritional information etc.)
  • Genres/themes/colours that are related to the recipient in particular
  • Wanted items

Submitting the form isn’t compulsory, and question by question – even – is optional. However. the more information and detail you give, the more personal to the recipient the kit will be. If you choose against answering the form, a generic kit (with a variety of items) will be provided.

If you choose to purchase a kit for someone else, you have the option of it being sent to them directly (with or without a free greetings card), or sent to you first, for you to pass onto them yourself.

As mentioned before, the main aspect of the kit is the cost – something that is completely in your hands*. The value of the items that are included in the kits are around double the price paid for them (buying a kit for £10 will include £20 worth of contents, for example).

You can input the price you want to pay at the start of the purchasing process.

*Kits range from £5 upwards, to a maximum of £40.


6. Bulk Item (hospital ward kits)

Another approach to ‘Katie’s Care Kits’ is providing a ward with the same item in relation to the number of beds they have, and with the intention of it remaining on the ward permanently rather than taken home by the patient on discharge; as is the intention of the individual patient kits.

Another approach to ‘Katie’s Care Kits’ is providing a ward with the same item in relation to the number of beds they have, and with the intention of it remaining on the ward permanently rather than taken home by the patient on discharge; as is the intention of the individual patient kits.

Some examples of items that could be a chosen item include:

  • Bedside Fans
  • Cups/Mugs/Jugs,
  • Phone chargers
  • Reading Books
  • Games/toys
  • Crafts
  • Clothing/PJs/slippers
  • Snacks

7. Activities Supplies Kits

All the equipment needed to join in with the current activity/activities that everyone can opt in to participate, regardless of whether you are part of ‘Bravery Bottles’ or not, and irrespective of age, gender, location, state of health or any other trait.

The majority of the activities involve creating something small which – on it’s own – may not seem very helpful at all. However, when put together with the parts from other people & see it as part of the the bigger project (i.e. together with everyone else’s contribution of the same activity – whatever that may be), the final creation will have been made/achieved.

The contents of these kits obviously changes according to the activity that is ongoing at the time.


FOR ANY OF THE KITS, WHWTHER FOR YOURSELF OR TO NOMINATE THEM FOR A HOSPITAL/HOSPICE/WARD, COMMENT BELOW OR CLICK HERE TO EMAIL ME.