We receive hundreds of requests for support every year but we can only afford to help just a few families.
We desperately need your help to reach even more in 2020.
These are just some of the ways your donation will be used
£20 will buy a London travel card for a parent visiting their child in hospital. Emily came to us through Great Ormond Street Hospital. Emily is 5 and has a quadriplegic motor disorder. Her mum is her full time carer and her dad has had to take unpaid leave while Emily was in hospital. They really struggled to find the money to cover the cost of travel in London to see her. Just £20 would help cover the travel costs for other famalies like Emilys. DONATE HERE.
£50 will cover the cost of an overnight stay in London whilst a parent visits a sick child in hospital. Parents like Karen whose daughter, Sophie, underwent a liver transplant in May and has subsequently been diagnosed with Lymphoma. Having to take several weeks off work to be with her, Karen lost her job. Whilst Sophie was undergoing treatment Karen was finding it difficult to pay the bills - the cost of travel in and out of London was overwhelming and she was heading into serious debt. A night or two in London, close to the hospital, would have meant she could have spent more time with Sophie. DONATE HERE.
£100 would cover costs of food for a family. Christine, referred to us through Great Ormond Street Hospital, is a single parent to 3 children & full time carer to Madison, her son, who has coronary heart disease. Although Madison’s condition has worsened her renewal for Disability Allowance was rejected and this has left them struggling financially – they are using food banks to make up the shortfall. GOSH are appealing on her behalf for benefits but, in the meantime, whilst they wait, we gave them £200 in food vouchers. DONATE HERE.