About The Gift PA
Hi, I'm Cheryl - the face behind the business!
In 2015 I was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer, a very rare but luckily treatable cancer. Whilst going through the treatment I started to think about small things that I could do to help make the journey of a thyroid cancer patient a little bit nicer.
I started doing random acts of kindness to help raise the awareness of thyroid cancer and the check your neck campaign and this included sending care packages to patients going through treatment. I still do this today through my charity 'The Second Smile Project' (we call my scar my second smile, hence the name!).
Fast forward a few years and I decided that I wanted (actually needed) a change in career, I have spent the last 20 years in the hospitality industry and had my own successful event and wedding company, The Event PA, but thanks to some rather quirky side effects that come with living without a thyroid, I was finding the long hours on event days hard, the stress too much and I knew something had to change. I wanted to spend more time at home, especially weekends, to be with my daughter and as most weddings happen at the weekend I couldn't carry on that side of my business.
I had always enjoyed hearing how the care packages that patients had received through the post had made them smile at a time when they needed it the most and I decided to take the leap of faith and start up the thoughtful gift company that I had been dreaming about doing for a while and that is how The Gift PA was born!
My mission is simple - to make gifting as simple as possible for you, and for the person receiving the gift to feel like you have put a lot of time, energy and thought into creating it,especially for them and rest assured the gift will be packaged and sent with love, as if you have sent it yourself.
All of the products and gifts I stock have been chosen with self care in mind, we don't stop and recharge the batteries often enough so what better way to tell someone you care than to send them a face mask, some chocolate and a cup of tea in the post telling them to take some time out for themselves!
So there you have it, a bit about how The Gift PA started, please feel free to get in touch either by email or through my social media as I love to chat to my customers and really get to know them and if you have any special, gifting requests please do get in touch.
And a couple of useless facts about me!
I love coffee (decaf post cancer sadly but still love it!)
I love Disney and love to go to Disneyland Paris every year if I can
I love a chilled glass of Prosecco
I love a motivational quote
I love stationery and buy far too much of it
My favourite way to relax is to watch a movie with a cup of tea