Parents naturally want to give their child, and siblings the best Christmas ever, however the trauma they experience while worrying about their child’s treatment and future, means their energy and time is alternatively dedicated to putting on a brave face and caring for their sick child. Not forgetting that the poorly child will be battling this awful illness from home or in hospital, while watching their friends at the most social time of the year; having fun, going to parties and attending pantomimes.
We believe that everyone should be able to spend a Christmas with their family free of stress, trauma and worry but for many children with cancer and their families that just isn’t always possible. What we can do however, is offer emotional, practical and financial support to children with cancer and their families through a range of services including 1:1 emotional support, care and hardship grants and free respite holiday breaks. Not just at Christmas, but all year round.
To continue with this much needed support however we need your help, which is why this Christmas we have launched our brand new 25 Days of Christmas Giving campaign. We are asking for individuals and businesses to donate from £5 up to £1,000, to help support the families we work with this Christmas and beyond.
Click here to see exactly how each donation could directly impact the families we work with; from stays in our beautiful holiday accommodation, to covering travel costs associated with attending essential hospital appointments.
Financially many parents affected by childhood cancer will find it tougher than most. The average family can find themselves £600 worse off a month due to the additional costs that having a child with cancer can bring. Add to this the fact two in five (42%) parents stop work as a consequence of their child’s cancer and 49% of parents experience a loss of earnings and you can see exactly why our support is so in demand, particularly at this time of year.
If you would like to help us to support even more families this Christmas you can do so by getting involved in our 25 days of Christmas Giving campaign, by clicking the link about and choosing the gift amount you wish to donate. There are a range of gifts that individuals and businesses can fund by making a donation starting from just £5. Gifts include treasure boxes full of presents, magical memories visits, respite holiday breaks and much more.
Alternatively, you can email us at email@example.com quoting “25 days of Christmas Giving” or call our office on 01708 734 366
Let’s all make this a better Christmas for children with cancer and their families.