Project Linus UK is a voluntary organisation of needlewomen across the UK.
They create beautiful patchwork quilts and crocheted blankets for sick and traumatised babies, children and teenagers, hospices and sensory rooms at special schools.
To apply contact your local branch.
The React charity helps families caring for a child with a life threatening illness in the UK.
It provides financial support towards basic essential needs such as specialist or medical equipment, household items and hospital expenses.
The charity is also able to assist with funeral and memorial expenses.
Families can also apply for a weeks holiday at one of their mobile homes at 6 sites around the UK.
To apply for either the grants or the holiday download an application form or telephone: 020 8940 2575
A professional such as your social worker or doctor will need to endorse the form. Financial information is required on the form but this is very straightforward.
The Roald Dahl charity provides helps families cope with financial difficulties when living and caring for a sick child.
It supports children and young people with serious, rare blood or brain conditions including severe epilepsy and acquired brain injury. They will only consider families on certain benefits or an income below £22,000 pa.
Grants (up to a maximum of £500) may be awarded for items such as specialist equipment, sensory toys, white goods such as cookers and washing machines, utility bills including telephone bills, and travel costs.
Applications for funding must be made by a health professional or social worker on behalf of the child.
An application form can be downloaded from the website.
The Smile for Life Charity helps children under 18 years living in the UK and disadvantaged through poverty, illness, disability, behaviourial or psychological difficulties.
The charity is able to fund specialist equipment such as wheelchairs and softplay, special activities and events.
To apply, complete the application form and post to the Smile for Life Children's Charity with supporting documentation.
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