Great Ormond Street Children’s Charity
Great Ormond Street Hospital is one of the top five paediatric research hospitals in the world, treating children with the most complex, life-threatening conditions.
The hospital is located in London, but its young patients are from all over the UK and more then 50 per cent live outside of the capital.
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity raises money to enable the hospital to continue to provide the very best care for children and their families by;
- Contributing to the rebuilding and refurbishment of the hospital
- Supporting groundbreaking research into the development of new treatments
- Funding state-of-the-art equipment
- Providing accommodation and other support services
Based throughout Birmingham but mainly in Selly Oak, they provide babies, children and young people aged 0-18 who have limiting or life threatening conditions and associated complex needs with a network of specialist palliative nursing care and support.
Alder Hey Children’s Charity
Alder Hey Children’s Charity provides vital funds to help make Alder Hey a truly world-class, patient-friendly hospital – making a crucial difference to the 275,000 patients and families who are cared every year
Amelia Grace Rainbow Fund
The fund was set up in memory of Amelia-Grace who died in 2010 from an aggressive childhood cancer. The concept of the charity started with Amelia when she used some of her money to buy an Xbox for one of her friends who she spent time with in hospital. She appreciated the gifts that she benefited from but felt that other children should also have the same opportunities that she did. In this way the trustees try to ensure that all monies granted go towards creating an environment that is full of fun, laughter, achievement and memories.
The fund supports children in Dorset and the surrounding area who are suffering from Terminal, Life Limiting and Serious Chronic Illness. We aims to create an environment full of fun, laughter, achievement and memories through providing funds for activities and play which may enrich the lives of children who are suffering with similar illnesses.
The Archie Foundation
The ARCHIE Foundation Highland Appeal are raising funds to build a new Children’s Unit at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness.
The Appeal has already raised £1.7 million towards its target of £2 million. Working in partnership with NHS Highland the Appeal will provide a new unit, which will make a huge difference for local children with health issues. There will be beds for parents next to their children so they can be there refreshed rather than sleeping in a chair at their side and the wards will be very child orientated just like Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Aspired Futures is a Blackpool based charitable organisation providing long-term, life-changing therapeutic services for the most “hard to reach” vulnerable children and young people many of which are from chaotic family backgrounds where poor mental health, addiction, learning difficulties, domestic violence and poor parenting/life/social skills are the norm. Our unique “wrap around the child” solution focused approach delivers tailored services to support each child or young person in overcoming their personal challenges and empower them to experience and establish the skills they need to improve their own life-chances.
The AT society
The AT society is a charity that helps with aspects of the condition Ataxia-talangiectasia, a life limiting condition that is with out a cure that effects children
Autism NI is a parent led partnership organisation having been formed to promote positive collaboration between parents, professionals and individuals with Autism to address the need for appropriate services.Birmingham Children’s Hospital
Birmingham Children’s Hospital provides medical care and support for children and young adults from across the UK. As one of only four specialist children’s hospitals in the country, we pride ourselves on being able to offer the widest range of services to any child.
The charity helps to provide all those extras that make our hospital amazing. The money raised by our fantastic supporters enables us to create the best spaces within which to treat our young patients, discover some of the best treatments available through world-class research projects and create positive patient experiences that impact on a child’s treatment and recovery.
Believe in Eve
Believe In Eve is a campaign to help the family of six-year-old Eve Gascgoine, who was diagnosed with an ultra-rare form of cancer after brain surgery to remove a tumour before Christmas, raise money for the youngster to have proton beam therapy in America – something which is not yet available in this country.
Bendrigg Lodge Adventure Centre
The Bendrigg Trust is a residential activity centre specialising in high quality courses for disabled and disadvantaged young people.
Brainwave is a charity that exists to help children with disabilities and additional needs to achieve greater independence by aiming to improve mobility, communication skills and learning potential through a range of educational and physical therapies. The children have a range of conditions including: autism, brain injuries such as cerebral palsy and genetic disorders such as Down’s syndrome. Therapists are drawn from the mainstream fields of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and educational therapy, and work with the family to devise a unique program, specifically designed to suit their child’s needs, which will help and encourage them to unlock their child’s potential.
Butterflies Children’s Disability Fund
Butterflies is a local charity which has been in existence since 1975. Our remit is to help children (up to the age of 18) who are disabled and who live in West Dorset and/or use the support of the DCHFT Children’s Centre in Dorchester. The charity was previously known as “Earlybirds”. Since our formation, we have helped many children and young people with a disability by funding items such as specialised tricycles, beds, mattresses, weighted blankets, buggies, car seats, harnesses and a range of leisure equipment. We have also helped to provide specialised communication aids and sensory toys. This specialised equipment is needed and used to enhance and support the children’s development needs. The children we help have a wide range of disabilities.
Butterwick House Children’s Hospice
Butterwick House offers a very warm welcome to babies, children, teenagers and their families. Most of the children and young people who come to Butterwick House need round the clock care and Butterwick House offers a bright and happy environment where the children and their families can make the most of every moment.
BUYMSH Appeal Help us build a new 21st century Malcolm Sargent House in Ayrshire for children, young people and their families suffering with cancer and life altering illnesses in the UK.
Cash for Kids
Hallam FM’s Cash for Kids is dedicated to helping as many sick, disabled and disadvantaged children in Sheffield & across South Yorkshire as possible. We believe that all children should have the chance to live life to the full and reach their individual potential. Each year we support thousands of children from birth to 18 years old who are ill, disabled, underprivileged or who simply need extra care and guidance. We do this by providing grants to individual children, other children’s charities, community groups, schools and health organisations. Grants awarded go towards buying specialist equipment for children to enhance their quality of life. They are given to children’s charities and organisations to help them undertake projects and new initiatives or to ensure that much needed services can continue to provide essential care and support.
Charlotte ‘Lottie’ McCarron & Reverse Retts charity
In May 2015 ‘lottie’ Charlotte McCarron age 3 was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Rett syndrome. We are trying to raise £15,000 to get lottie an eye gaze so we can teach her to communicate and learn. Lottie is non verbal and for her to have this eye gaze would be a big accomplishment as we will finally be able to help her communicate with us. Any money left over will be donated to reverse retts registered charity to help bring trials/cure forward.
Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) are the only charity providing care for babies, children and young people with life shortening conditions and their families. Our service includes two hospices, Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch, where we offer much needed respite breaks, emergency and end of life care for children and their families. We also provide this care throughout Scotland, including The Scottish Borders, in our families own homes through our CHAS at Home nursing team. We look after the child’s complex medical needs, to allow the family to be just that. A Family. We are here to help families make the most of the time they have together and create wonderful memories that will last forever.
We currently look after 460 families throughout Scotland and many more through our bereavement support, however we know there are so many more families that need us. Our service is mainly funded by the generous support of the public and we could not continue to help our families make these precious memories without you.
Children’s Air Ambulance
Provides emergency medical assistance to children, whether it be because of an accident or transport from one hospital to another.
Children’s Hospice South West
Children’s Hospice South West provides a home from home environment with care and support for children with life limiting illnesses, their parents and siblings. Through its three hospices CHSW provides respite breaks, palliative care, emergency stays and end of life care. The support continues for families through bereavement and beyond, with a listening ear only ever a phone call away. You can find out more about CHSW and how you can help us to make the most of short and precious lives in the South West at www.chsw.org.uk
Claire House is a children’s hospice located on the Wirral and looks after families from across Cheshire, Merseyside, Isle of Man, West Lancashire and North Wales. The hospice provides respite and end of life care for children and young adults with life-limiting medical conditions.
CLAN helps and supports anyone affected by cancer whether as a patient, carer, family member or friend. We help from pre-diagnosis, diagnosis, through treatment, rehabilitation, re-occurrence, palliative and bereavement stages, supporting people of all ages.
We support people through 12 bases in North East Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland. We provide services like drop-in support, emotional support, counselling, complimentary therapies, a Children and Families service, specialist accommodation, transport and support groups.
CLIC Sargent Charity
CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families. When cancer strikes young lives CLIC Sargent helps families limit the damage cancer causes beyond their health.
Colchester Hospital Charity
Some of the happiest and saddest days of our lives will be spent in hospital. CoHoC strives to make those times better or more bearable by providing extra equipment to make treatments easier and surroundings more comfortable.
Creative Arts puts on workshops for children and adults with learning difficulties.
Delmiza Hospice Care for children
Demelza is a children’s hospice charity in south east of the UK, providing vital care to families across East Sussex, Kent and South East London. They provide compassionate and expert care for babies, children, young people and their families when they need it most.
Derian House is renowned throughout the North West as being at the forefront of children’s palliative and respite care.
Families who have a child with a life shortening condition can choose from a range of care and support services to meet their individual needs which include; short planned breaks in Derian House, Hospice at Home, sibling support group, end of life care and support at home, or in Derian House, and bereavement support after the death of a child.
Down’s Syndrome Association
The charity provides support for all children with Down’s Syndrome in Co. Fermanagh by allowing parents and carers to attend courses to support them and a wide range of activities for children including swimming lessons, horse-riding lessons, dance lessons and drama classes.
Dr Ted’s Children’s Appeal
Dr Ted’s appeal has three main objectives: To contribute to the refurbishment of the children’s facilities building a etter environment making an incredible difference to the lives of our young patients, their families and visitors to the Trust. To improve the quality of care we can provide for children by ensuring we have the very best medical equipment. To provide the ‘fun & learning’ accessories for children staying at hospital or just visiting.
The Donna Louise Trust
The Donna Louise Trust are a registered children’s charity, caring and supporting children with life-limiting conditions and their families across Cheshire and Staffordshire regions.
The Children’s Hospice was established as a charity in 1999 and is named after Donna Louise Hackney, a local child who suffered from cystic fibrosis and died at the age of 16.
Their palliative care service to children, young people and their families aims to achieve the best quality of life available to the child or young person by relieving suffering and controlling pain and symptoms.
The Donna Louise Trust offers a range of service in both the Hospice and the home including short breaks, day care, end of life care and counselling. The trust also run a range of clubs at the Hospice such as the Stay and Play club and the Saturday club.
East Anglian Children’s Hospice
We support families and care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk
Ellie’s Retreat provides free respite breaks for families who have suffered the loss of a child or who have a child suffering from serious illness. This local charity offers the use of a mobile home located in the beautiful Castle Archdale Country Park .
Our mission is to lead and coordinate the best personalised care for all ages, sharing our expertise to ensure that all families facing terminal illness get the right support in the best place possible, enabling them to make the most of the time they have.
Care is provided:
For all ages, from the very young to the very old
For all diagnoses – not just for cancer
To support all needs, physical, practical and spiritual
In all places, at home, hospital, care home or hospice
To all concerned, patients, carers and families
Families and Babies
We provide proactive information and support to antenatal and post-natal parents in order to deliver information on infant feeding choices and information to support the attachment and bonding between parents and their babies and post-natal breastfeeding support. We work in close partnership with midwifery, health visiting and children centre services.
First Step aim to provide the best environment to support each family & enable their very young children with special needs/disabilities to maximise their potential.
Follow your dreams
Follow Your Dreams is a UK charity that supports children with learning disabilities, some with life-limiting medical or severe developmental conditions. Follow Your Dreams inspire the ambitions of children and young people by delivering enjoyable methods of learning and play.
Footprints specialises in the care of children and young people with disabilities. We offer care, which is tailored to meet their individual needs and to give parents and families the support they need.
Footprints is set within a lovely location and has been designed to allow a mix of privacy and togetherness which is ideal for personalising care to meet each individual child’s or young person’s needs.
Our facilities create a wonderful environment for children to enjoy with brightly coloured accommodation including spacious play and dining areas, sensory facilities, themed bedrooms and spa room with Jacuzzi.
The gardens are extensive and encourage creative play with fully equipped playground, woodland walk and vegetable garden. We encourage children to participate in gardening and discover nature and the wildlife around them.
Francis House Children’s Hospice
Francis House provides care for children and young adults with life threatening conditions. We also provide support and friendship for the whole family. The families teach us and humble us in their courage, commitment and strength of spirit. When they are at a low ebb we endeavour, through our flexible child centred service to support them through their difficult times. Our service is founded on a belief in the sanctity of life and respect for the dignity of every person.
Francis House values the understanding, visions and attitudes to life and death of all of the children and families who allow us the privilege of being alongside them through their times of stress, pain and confusion. Caring for someone, often for twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week can put an impossible strain upon families. In spite of their desperate need many shy away from seeking help from the hospice, their expectations are that it will be a sad place, and some may not feel ready to face the true nature of their child’s condition.
Stepping across the threshold seems so final. When they do come to Francis House they find a place of comfort, rest, fun and enjoyment. All of our care is offered in a comfortable home from home environment. Families come for periods of rest and recuperation along with treatment of distressing symptoms, end of life care and support. Jessie May
Gaddesden Place RDA
Gaddesden Place is a dedicated RDA centre giving children with special needs and disabilities the opportunity to ride and have fun. The unique relationship and movement of the horse will develop a riders ability helping them to improve muscle tone & core strength.
Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity
Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity sits firmly at the heart of the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow, raising money to ensure that our young patients and their families receive the best possible care and experience.
Last summer we moved from Yorkhill Hospital to the new children’s hospital, and although our name has changed our mission remains the same. We need your continued support to help the 160,000 babies, children and young people who are treated at the new children’s hospital every year.
2016 is the 21st Anniversary of the Grand Appeal and we’re delighted to have raised over £40 million thanks to the amazing support of our fundraisers from Bristol, the South West and all over the UK. Since 1995, The Grand Appeal has helped to transform the lives of sick babies and children at Bristol Children’s Hospital and the Special Care Baby Unit, providing life-saving equipment, patient activities, new services and family accommodation. 2016 also marks the 150th anniversary of the very first children’s hospital in Bristol, which opened on Royal Fort Road in Bristol in 1866.
Bristol Children’s Hospital is one of the UK’s leading children’s hospitals treating over 100,000 patients every year from across the South West, South Wales and beyond with life-threatening illnesses and serves as the paediatric intensive care centre for the whole South West region. The hospital is an international, national and regional specialist centre of excellence for a range of services including neurosurgery, burns, cardiac, leukaemia and bone marrow transplants.
The Grand Appeal provides ground-breaking facilities at the Hospital, including the South of England’s only 3T MRI scanner and intra-operative scanning suite, which has revolutionised the treatment of children with neurological conditions requiring highly complex surgery and a pioneering Cardiac Hybrid Theatre and Integrated Cancer Unit, meaning a sick child can receive all of their treatment in one place.
We also fund arts, music and play programmes and facilities at the Hospital, which play a major role in a child’s recovery and rehabilitation. Arts workshops, dedicated music therapy sessions and school activities all provide opportunities for distraction and wellbeing for hospital patients. The Grand Appeal is committed to keeping families together whilst their child is cared for at the Hospital, having funded over £1 million of family facilities and accommodation at Bristol Children’s Hospital and St Michael’s Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit.
The Grand Appeal has been recognised for innovative fundraising initiatives, including the Gromit Unleashed arts trail which saw 80 giant sculptures of Aardman’s beloved character Gromit, designed by artists and celebrities, ‘unleashed’ throughout Bristol in summer 2013, raising £5 million to date for The Grand Appeal. More recently, the charity organised Shaun in the City with two trails of giant sculptures of Shaun the Sheep in Bristol and London before going to auction and raising over £1 million.
We have a host of exciting events and fundraising ideas over the course of our anniversary this year to help us mark our 21st Anniversary, and will also be sharing incredible stories and photos from the 150 years that there has been a children’s hospital here in Bristol. We hope the people of Bristol and the South West join in and celebrate with us this year, and set us on our way to the next £40 million!
The Grand Appeal receives no statutory funding and relies entirely on the generous support of the local community, businesses, grant-making trusts and other philanthropic organisations and individuals for support.
Heel and Toe
Heel & Toe Children’s Charity is a North East Children’s Charity that supports children with Cerebral Palsy & Other Physical Disabilities.
Help and East Coast Child
We work with schools, youth groups, disabled children and more. Our aim is to make life better for less privileged children and their families. Help an East Coast Child is active right across our area. We’re proud that every penny raised stays here.
Helping Hand charity was established to provide the best equipment, to fund research, education and to support the immediate needs of children and their parents at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.
Help Harry Help Others
HelpHarryHelpOthers is unique in its efforts to not only help find a cure for Brain Cancer but also in helping children and their families who are affected by any Cancer, and the people who support them.
Around 1,550 children are diagnosed with cancer each year in the UK, a quarter of them with brain tumours. Our mission is to find a cure, but until then we want to make a difference wherever we can.
We have 3 ways we help; Help Cope, Help Care and Help Cure.
Local Children’s charity assisting with disabled and underprivileged children.
Home Start Greater Manchester
Home-Starts supporting 500 families and 1,700 children across Greater Manchester. Our volunteers support families in their own homes.
Hope House Children’s Hospices – provide care and support to life-limited children, young people and their families from Shropshire, Cheshire, North and Mid Wales. A range of services is offered, including respite and end-of-life care at the hospices and/or within the family home, and support such as counselling, advocacy and the promotion of children, young people’s and carers’ rights.
Jessie May is a children’s hospice at home service and our nurses work throughout Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset. Currently our caseload stands at 87 children with a further 32 bereaved families. Since we were founded in 1996 we have supported over 200 children and families.
Our families face a terribly difficult journey and have many difficult decisions to make throughout their child’s life. Some children may be expected to die within a few weeks of birth or may have a long-term condition that causes them to degenerate over a number of years.
All of the children we care for have extremely complex medical needs and Jessie May Nurses make respite visits for as long as they are needed – providing parents with expert help to care for their children, emotional support to help them cope with their worries and fears and relief from the acute isolation that the families we help so often feel. A trusting relationship between family and Nurse develops which helps Jessie May Nurses to deal with all the demands of their children’s physical care, including their medication, and they are ready to respond quickly to changes in a child’s condition.
Jessie May Nurses also use all of their skills and experience to provide fun and stimulating activities that help to enrich children’s short lives. When the time comes, Jessie May Nurses will provide children or babies with intensive end of life care and go on supporting their families through their loss for up to five years.
Jigsaw – Inspired by Autism
Jigsaw; a school that was founded in 1999 by a group of parents with children with autism spectrum disorders which provides essential resources for children aged 5 – 19 with communication disorders. The school has become one of the finest children’s charities in the Surrey and is still the only school of its kind in the county.
Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice, formerly known as Eden House Children’s Hospice, is Cumbria’s only children’s hospice.
The hospice provides one to one care for children and young adults with life limiting illnesses, as well as extending the care and support to their families.
Jigsaw’s home-from-home environment allows the nurses to match the children and young adults home routine as closely as possible, ensuring a smooth, relaxing and peaceful transition between the home and hospice environments.
Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust- i care
i care is the name of our registered charity that helps to provide services and items which cannot be funded by the NHS, to enhance patient care and boost patients’ and staff morale. All funds raised will be allocated to children’s health services.
LARF Cornwall cancer charity aim to improve facilities and increase support. 2,555 teenagers and young adults are diagnosed with cancer every year, that’s 7 a day. With your support, we aim to make a difference. More than 80% of those who are diagnosed beat cancer. Sadly, Lauren and Rosie were not part of that 80% but their positivity and attitude throughout their fight left behind a legacy and inspired their parents to set up the LARF cancer charity. LARF, standing for Lauren and Rosie’s Fund, was set up in 2010 by the girls’ parents, who’d met each other throughout their daughters’ treatment. Lauren and Rosie’s friendship and ability to stay positive in the face of adversity led to the parents teaming up to start LARF, not only to honour their memories but also to help those that are in the same situation in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
We are committed to providing the best possible facilities and environment for our patients, visitors and staff and with your help we are able to do just that. We use money donated to the charity to improve patient areas and also invest heavily in state-of-the-art equipment to diagnose and treat our patients. All funds raised will be put towards improving children’s services.
Levi’s Star was set up in 2008 by Vicky Ringer, in memory of her son Levi, who sadly lost his life to brain tumour, aged just 6 years old. The charity supports children with brain tumours throughout Yorkshire with the following objectives: -Provision of grants and financial assistance, -Promoting research into centres for cures of brain tumours, -Raising awareness of brain tumour symptoms
Little Havens Hospice
When a family has been told that there’s no cure for their child’s illness and all that can be done is to make life comfortable, Little Havens can help.
We focus on the individual needs of the children we care for, making every day count’ for those with life-limiting illnesses and their families.
Whether we care for a child for years, months or just hours, we make a real difference to their life. We don’t charge a penny for our care and that’s only possible because of donations from the community,
We’re the only place in Essex wholly dedicated to looking after children with an illness which could shorten their life.
Maggie’s provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends, following the ideas about cancer care originally laid out by Maggie Keswick Jencks. Built in the grounds of NHS cancer hospitals, Maggie’s Centres are places with professional staff on hand to offer the support people need. Money raised will go to organising play therapy by qualified play therapists for children.
MedEquip4Kids provide lifesaving paediatric medical equipment, play facilities in hospitals to calm and distract anxious children, specialised equipment to give disabled children a better quality of life, and resources to improve children’s mental health.
Naomi House and Jacksplace
Naomi House & Jacksplace hospices provide expert hospice care to more than 340 life-limited and life-threatened children, young people and their extended families from Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Berkshire, West Sussex, Surrey and the Isle of Wight.
Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice is a community based hospice service providing support for children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and their families in Central and North London. Our mission is to provide care and support for children and young people from birth who have a life-limiting or life-threatening condition. Our aim is to enable them to live full lives and to achieve their aspirations, and to ensure that families are able to live life as fully as possible whilst their child is still alive and go on to face the future with hope after bereavement.
Nottinghamshire Health Care NHS Foundation Trust
There’s nothing more precious than a new life.
Help Nottingham Hospitals Charity give every newborn baby every chance.
Around 1,000 of the 10,000 babies born across the East Midlands each year are cared for at the Neonatal Units at Nottingham University Hospitals, including babies born at other hospitals requiring special medical or surgical care.
Premature and sick newborn babies receive specially tailored care at the two units at the City Hospital and Queens Medical Centre, where parents and families also receive the care and advice they need.
By donating to Nottingham Hospitals Charity, you can be sure that you’re helping to enhance care and facilities for tiny patients and their families from across the East Midlands.
Our Kid Eyes
OKE is a Registered Charity based in Tameside. Our charity is run by volunteers, who are local parents of children who have special needs, who know first hand the impact of having a child with special needs has on the whole family.
Our School’s need Defibrillators
In 2012 Llanelli born Mrs Sherilyn Hamilton-Shaw decided to raise awareness and funding to help provide 7 schools in the Llanelli area with lifesaving training & defibrillators. 2013 Cariad became a registered charity and continued fundraising to provide schools & communities with defibrillators across Wales. To date Cariad has supplied 190 defibrillators to schools, communities and CFR teams. Cariad continues to grow working closely with the Welsh Ambulance Service and CFR (Community First Responder) teams across Wales.
PARC (Essex) is a registered children’s charity based in the beautiful setting of Great Notley Country Park, near Braintree in Essex. Our aim is to provide play and recreation facilities for children with additional needs and short break care for their families and carers. At PARC we believe, every child has a right to play, regardless of their individual needs or abilities. Above all PARC is a place where children can develop, learn and have fun, in a safe and friendly environment. We currently help support over 500 families within the Essex area and there is no formal referral process, parents can contact us directly.
Patches Heart Group
We are a support group for children with congenital heart defects / acquired heart conditions and their families in the community. We aim to support all families including those whose children have complex needs due to genetic conditions / syndromes which mean a vast array of other health, physical, speech, feeding and developmental problems. We offer friendly parent to parent support, information & signposting. We have a 24/7 answerphone for families who need support
Pied Piper Appeal
Founded in 1992, Pied Piper is the leading children’s charity in Gloucestershire. Our aim is to transform the lives of sick and disabled children in the county.
We do this by funding medical and practical equipment that enhances care and treatment for children in hospital. And we provide support and equipment that can transform the lives of sick and disabled children at home and in the local community.
Rainbow Ward for Children, Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh Hospital
A new ward at the local hospital built for children to enjoy whilst they are in need of assistance.
Rainbows hospice for Children and Young People provides specialist respite, palliative and end of life care to children and young people with life limiting or life-threatening conditions and support to their families and friends.
The aim is to raise awareness of Lissencephaly, a rare brain formation disorder caused by defective neuronal migration resulting in a lack of development of brain folds and grooves. Our charity also supports children from birth to 16 who have neurological conditions.
Reuben’s Retreat provides bereavement support and counselling for Mummies, Daddies and Siblings who have lost their precious children.
Our doors are open to those who find themselves in this sad situation across the United Kingdom and if we believe it is beneficial to families across the globe.
Reuben’s Retreat currently offers the following from our offices in Ashton U Lyne and Glossop
Family breaks throughout the UK
Day trips, theme park tickets & rail tickets
Facilities to spend time to gain comfort & support with others who are faced with similar circumstances
Counselling for siblings and parents
Relaxation & well-being therapy services
Once Reuben’s Retreat has been fully renovated we hope to be able to offer local families to opportunity to visit our daytime activity unit which will offer a hydrotherapy pool, sensory room, arts & craft room, movie room and much more.
Up to four families a week will also be able to take a break in our bespoke adapted apartments allowing families to escape from the strains and stresses if only for a few days.
For more information on our renovation project please visit http://www.reubensretreat.org/retreat/
River Kids is a charitble trust specialising in raising funds for children in West Lothian. Money raised will be used for specialist bicycles for disabled children.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
We support families while their child receives care and treatment in a specialist children’s hospital by giving them a warm and welcoming place to rest their heads, just a moment away from their child. Over the last 25 years we have helped tens of thousands of families during some of the toughest periods in their lives.
When a child is in hospital their family can often be faced with having to travel long distances each day and either pay for costly hotel rooms or sleep on a chair at their bedside. Our Houses provide our families with a comfortable place to stay that’s close to their child, giving them more time and energy to focus on being together.
There are currently 14 Ronald McDonald Houses across the UK, all just moments away from their respective children’s wards, with plans for further developments well under-way. Our dedicated teams of staff and volunteers welcome families to stay for days, weeks and even years, and help them to feel as at home as possible.
As an independent charity, we rely on the support and generosity of our volunteers, fundraisers and donors, and thanks to their tireless efforts the Houses are able to help over 7,000 families each year. It is our mission to ensure we have sufficient funds and expertise to develop and sustain free accommodation at every specialist children’s hospital in the UK. This will allow us to help thousands more families stay together, while their child is in hospital, in the years to come.
ROSY – Respite nursing for Oxfordshire’s Sick Youngsters, is an organisation that raises awareness of the need for respite nursing and funds to boost the extremely limited resources of Oxfordshire’s Children’s Respite Nursing Team. The team offers respite nursing to terminally, acutely, or chronically ill children and babies in their homes.
Sickle Cell & Young Stroke Survivors
We provide holistic support to children, young people and families affected by sickle cell disorders and childhood stroke.
We are a registered charity, working with children, young people and young adults with wide ranging disabilities, from learning difficulties to profound physical disabilities. We work to develop confidence, independence, and social skills but mostly, to give our children the opportunity to enjoy new experiences, have fun and make friends.
Southampton Hospital Charity
Southampton Hospital Charity is a registered charity. All money raised, is held and accounted for independently from the Trust’s NHS funds and is spent exclusively for charitable purposes to improve the health and wellbeing of the NHS patients of the Trust’s hospitals.
St Andrew’s Children’s Hospice
At the heart of our philosophy is the concept of making each day count. Nowhere is this more evident than in St Andrews Children’s Hospice, where children and young people benefit from the specialist care we provide, and their families and carers are offered support and friendship.
Admission and attendance is open to anyone from 0 – 25 years with a progressive life-limiting illness. Our catchment area covers Hull & East Riding and the whole of Lincolnshire. No charge is made, irrespective of means.
Children and Young People use the Hospice predominantly for respite care, either for the day or for a planned in-patient stay. This helps both the child/young person as well as the family/carers.
We also provide a home liaison service that gives advice and support at home for the child/young person and their family/carer, as many of the families live a long way away from the Hospice and cannot attend day care, but may still need advice and support in between their planned in-patient stays.
Star Bereavement Support Service
We aim to help children and young people to build resilience and find ways of coping in order to achieve a lasting impact which raises outcomes and helps children and young people to move forward.Children and young people are central to the work we do and we aim to involve them at every stage.
As well as direct working with children and young people we are able to offer advice, training and consultation to other professionals and agencies.
As a team we aim: To be reflective practitioners and to constantly learn and develop
To be flexible and creative in our practice.
Swings and Smiles
Swings & Smiles is a West Berkshire based charity that is currently using local facility, the Phoenix Resource Centre, Newbury in order to provide much-needed recreational facilities for families with special needs children.
The AT Society
A charity raising money and awareness for the rare genetic disease Ataxia-telangiectasia which effects children.
The Baby Beat
The Baby Beat Appeal was established in 1987 and aims to maintain and raise standards in preventative care and foetal well being at the Sharoe Green Maternity Unit at Royal Preston Hospital.
The Children’s Foundation
The Children’s Foundation provides leadership and raises funds to enable research, support service delivery and create partnership programmes, designed to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people in the North East.
The Children’s Foundation aims to:
Demonstrate ambition: we are keen to succeed in step-changing our results and inspiring others through our vision for the health of the region’s children.
Work well with others: showing respect for others and working cooperatively to facilitate better results all round
Be creative: able to come up with new ideas to improve children’s health
Be appreciative: for the support we receive from all quarters
Professional: working hard to improve standards and deliver on our commitments
Open: honest and transparent in our dealings with others
Have fun: working in a serious and important area, but aiming to enjoy doing so
From point of diagnosis to 29 years and beyond, we provide recreational, educational and social opportunities for children and adults with profound disabilities and complex health needs.
As a charity we support and enrich the lives of families, children and adults at our two locations in Norwich. Established in 1972 by inspirational couple Jack and Margaret Wymer, the charity has evolved from its beginnings as a Toy Library into a charity offering a range of services for children and adults from birth.
Today we offer a wide range of high quality services to support over 500 families each year from across Norfolk and North Suffolk. These services promote integration and inclusion by breaking down barriers that often exist for people with disabilities.
Tiny Hearts (Barnsley Hospital)
Tiny Hearts at Barnsley Hospital Charity are hoping to raise £1,000,000 to support the development of a purpose built, state of the art Special Care Baby Unit to look after our most vulnerable babies.
This year alone, the unit cared for 300 families providing specialist care for babies born from 27 weeks.
The Tiny Hearts Appeal will support the creation of a brand new home for our Special Care Babies enabling the dedicated staff to continue this fantastic care. The new unit will provide the best possible environment for our families, state of the art equipment will ensure the specialist care and home from home comforts will make sure that this difficult time is as comfortable as possible for vulnerable parents and their loved ones.
Tiny Lives Trust
The Tiny Lives Trust is a registered charity that helps to care for premature and sick newborn babies, their mothers and families in the Special Care Baby Unit of the Newcastle Neonatal Service based in Ward 35 of the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.
The fund aims to provide the highest quality of care on an ongoing basis and needs to raise at least £250,000 every year to support a range of facilities, staff, and equipment:
- developmental care aids and equipment, for example baby nests, gel pillows, sleep shades, and noise level monitors that offer the highest quality of care
- a package of support for every family so parents can chart their baby’s progress, including a memory box, journal, and stickers to record those early critical days, weeks, and sometimes months
- a family room and accommodation as families often have to stay close to their baby
travel costs – financial support for low income families who may have to travel for many months from across the region
- a Neonatal Physiotherapist to aid early development, support families, and train nursing staff
specialist training so nursing staff have access to the latest developments in neonatal care
- a dedicated Social Worker who provides social, emotional, and practical support for parents
research grants that enable the unit to lead on neonatal developments and offer the highest quality of care
The Pepper Foundation
The Pepper Foundation is a registered charity which funds the hospice at home children’s nursing team managed by Rennie Grove Hospice Care (RGHC). This innovative paediatric team, (known as the Pepper Nurses), offers specialist palliative care and support to children with a life-threatening or life-limiting illness throughout the Chilterns area of Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. The nurses work with families to provide individualised care and support for each child in their own home on a 24 hour, 365 days of the year, on-call basis.
The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital provides specialist healthcare services for children and young people throughout the North West, as well as nationally and internationally.
The hospital sees 220,000 patient visits each year across a range of specialties including oncology, haematology, bone marrow transplant, burns, genetics, and orthopaedics
The new Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital opened on Thursday 11th June 2009. It has been designed so that all departments are close to the equipment and support that they need. This means patients and staff won’t have to travel far within the hospital. With 371 beds it is the largest single-site children’s hospital in the UK.
The new children’s hospital provides:
- An integrated paediatric service to Greater Manchester and beyond.
- Latest medical equipment and information technology.
- Play centre, schooling, limited family accommodation and adolescent facilities to cater for the needs of the whole family. (The new 60-bedroom Ronald McDonald House Manchester was completed in May 2012, offering free ‘home away from home’ accommodation for families).
The Sick Kids Friends Foundation
The Sick Kids Friends Foundation support and complement the work of Edinburgh’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children (The Sick Kids) as well as other children’s healthcare settings across Scotland.
The Starr Trust
The Starr Trust has one main objective – to champion young people and help them achieve their goals. The Starr Trust believes in a world in which young people are supported to achieve their fullest potential; where they flourish as individuals whilst making a positive contribution to their community and in turn are recognised for their achievements. A family charity based in Hove in the UK, The Starr Trust supports young people in need aged 10 –18 living in the BN postal code region, to meet our champions or see what we have been up to www.starrtrust.com. Registered Charity No: 1127497
Thomas’s Fund is a charity founded in 2007 that provides music therapy in Northamptonshire for children and young people with life-limiting illnesses or a disability which, for medical reasons, means they are too ill to attend school for extended periods. These children desperately need our support, and Thomas’s Fund needs to raise money to pay for a music therapist to work across Northamptonshire.
Tiny Tim’s Children’s Centre
Our organisation is a well established, registered charity which provides FREE complementary treatments to children and young people with disabilities, health problems and special needs. The object of the charity is to provide as many free treatments to all children who need them. The charity has continuously provided therapy free of charge to children with disabilities and special needs since 1997.
Tŷ Hafan is one of the UK’s leading paediatric palliative care charities and offers the only children’s hospice service in south Wales.They provide comfort, care and support to life-limited children, young people and their families throughout Wales. They provide specialist care and support to help families make the most of the time they have left together and create and cherish a lifetime of memories. Care and support is provided at their hospice, in the homes of families and in the community. This may be for days, weeks, months or years.
Walthamstow Toy Library and Toy Centre
We run play sessions, led by experienced play workers, with plenty of toys, books, and a variety of activities from messy play, music makers and physical fun. All our sessions include a healthy snack, singing and story-telling time. We also loan toys for very reasonable rates. Come and see our collection!
When you wish upon a Star
When You Wish Upon a Star has a simple mission, to grant the Wishes of children living with a life threatening illness, aged 2-16 years. Our Wishes have the power to transform the lives of the children and families we work with and since 1990 we have proudly granted over 16,000 Wishes across the UK.
Some children Wish to be a fairy princess or soldier for the day meet celebrities or sporting heroes that range from the Red Arrows to Mary Berry and others Wish for a laptop to keep in contact with their friends and family whilst in hospital. One of our most popular Wishes remains the exciting opportunity to swim with dolphins and meet all their favourite characters in Disneyland.
In addition to our Wishes throughout the year, we also organise a number of days out and treats for the children like our incredible Harry Potter-themed trips on-board the beautiful Belmond Northern Belle train, where characters entertain the children on their journey with weird and wonderful magic, flying broomsticks, props and costumes, keeping them amazed and entertained all day.
We believe every child deserves to smile and with your support we can provide time away, giving children and their families something to look forward to through times of uncertainty and often financial as well as emotional strain. Wishes allow the family to put their child’s illness on hold as they have fun and create precious memories.
Every donation big or small brings a seriously ill child’s Wish closer to being granted. There are many ways you can help by joining in one of our events, supporting us through your community group or school, volunteering or becoming one of our corporate partners.
Each December the charity charters several aircraft and enables hundreds of children to swap hospital beds for sleigh rides transporting them away from appointments, treatments and injections to the winter wonderland of Lapland on board our Santa Express flights and we also host a wonderful Winter Wonderland weekend at Center Parcs.
Wipe your Tears
Wipe Your Tears have a clear message to our children, if you Wipe Your Tears we will help you smile. We are committed to making the lives the children who suffer from serious or terminal illness that bit better. Often children who suffer from serious or terminal illness have to endure long stays in hospital or unpleasant treatment and its difficult to make these brave children happy during this. Wipe Your Tears is inspired everyday by the children and families we meet that’s why we want to support as many of these children as we can and we do so in a number of ways. We provide end of life wishes for our children, if they have always wanted to meet one of their heros, if they want to experience something or go somewhere they never thought possible, we do our best to grant that wish. Where we can we will give help to fund a piece of equipment for home use, fund a specialist bed or wheelchair. We offer to provide financial support to families who need that bit of support in order to give their child the care they need and let that family just care for the their child without the added worry of funding care themselves. We love children and we believe every child has the right to a happy childhood so if we can brighten up the lives of some very brave children we do.
We are a Non Profit making organisation and we work with young people and other members of the community in Redditch. Our purpose is to allow all members of the community to identify projects or initiatives that will improve the quality of life for the community as a whole. Money raised through One Great Day will go towards The Spectrum Project which offers support for children and young adults with high functioning Autism.
Zoe’s Place, Baby Hospice, Middlesbrough
Zoë’s Place provides palliative, respite and end-of-life care to babies and infants aged from birth to five years old suffering from life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.
Zoë’s Place Baby Hospices are the only baby specific Hospices in the U.K.
Zoë’s Place in Middlesbrough opened its doors and began welcoming our special babies and their families in 2004.
We receive little Government funding; therefore we rely on the generosity of the public to help us raise the £1.1million a year we need to keep the doors open for the many families that rely on our expert care.
Zoes Place, Baby Hospice, Liverpool
Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice was founded by our current Chairman of Trustees, Professor Jack Scarisbrick in 1995. He identified that a large number of families, with children suffering from life limiting or life threatening conditions, were desperately in need of specialist facilities where their children could receive respite or palliative care.
Even more crucially, it was recognised that families most needed this facility during the early years of their child’s life.
Consequently the idea of a Baby Hospice was born and fittingly the name Zoë’s Place was chosen since Zoë is the greek word meaning ‘Gift of Life’.
After much hard work developing the idea, raising the necessary funds and finding suitable premises, Zöe’s Place became a reality in February 1995. Its opening signified the beginning of a unique and much needed service – the respite and palliative terminal care of babies from ages 0-5 with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions.
Since then, fundraising has continued to provide nurses and specialist equipment for the benefit of our babies and their families.
Each year, the financial requirements of the Hospice increase and we currently need to raise approximately £1,400,000 per annum.
We are extremely thankful to everyone who has already shown support of Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice and hope that you are able to continue your support as we move forward, endeavouring to improve our facilities and help even more families.