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North East - General

Destination Florida

Every 2 years Destination Florida takes 75 children with life threatening, life limiting, terminal illness and other challenging conditions for a one week holiday to the Sunshine State.

To qualify you must live in the North West of England and have not visted Disneyland, Florida in the past either with family or another charity.

Accompaning the children will be a full medical team of nurses, carers, a physiotherapist and a doctor. The trip will include visits to the best theme parks in Florida.

To nominate a child complete the application form and return to Destination Florida, Clarendon Business Centre, 38 Clarendon Road, Eccles M30 9ES.

Heswall Disabled Children's Holiday Fund

The Heswall Disabled Children's Holiday Fund runs a free one week camp every August for disabled boys aged 9 to 15 years with physical disabilities from North West England.

The camp gives the children a fun holiday and the parents/carers must needed respite. It is held at The Barnstondale Centre in the Wirral and is wheelchair accessible.

The Fund also provides financial help to families of children with disabilities and other disabled groups.

To join the annual camp email: or to find out more information email:

Peter Kershaw Trust

The Peter Kershaw Trust provides grants to charitable organisations and educational estabishments in the Greater Manchester and North Cheshire area.

The Ordinary Grant Scheme assists with projects concerned with "Social Welfare". This includes medical conditions, disabilites, addictions, the aged and youth work.

It also awards grants for medical research, school bursaries and The Peter Kershaw Memorial Bursary to fund the costs of a youth leader for three years.

Details of application deadlines and trust meetings can be found on the website.

United Utilities Trust

The United Utilities Trust provides help to individuals who receive their water and sewerage services from United Utilities Water.

It supports people who are struggling with hardship and debt by providing an opportunity for a fresh start. This may include budgeting advice and help in sorting out debt.

The trust does not pay grants to individuals but it will help with one off grants to pay creditors directly to give them a chance to take control of their expenses.

To apply: Contact the trust fund direct on on 0845 1791791 or contact your local Citizens Advice.

See Also...

The Morgan Foundation (Merseyside and West Cheshire)


Miles of Smiles

Miles of Smiles grants wishes to children aged 5 to 17 years who are struggling with any issues. This could include young carers.

Individual treats or "Smiles" are varied. Anything from a new hair style to being a mascot for a local football team!

It is open to children living in Preston, Chorley and South Ribble, Blackburn with Darwen, the Ribble Valley, Hyndburn, Accrington, Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale. Anyone can nominate a child including family, friends and professionals.

To obtain an application form write to Miles of Smiles, P O Box 349, Leyland, PR25 9DR,Lancashire, telephone 07801 446099, e-mail or use the on-line Contact Form.


Birkenhead Children's Holiday Association

The Association provides holidays and activities for disabled and orphaned children living in the Birkenhead area. 

Further information can be obtained from Ms Vivienne Kenwright.  or telephone: 0151 647 5432

See also:

Wirral CVS - providing funding, development and grant writing support for voluntary, community groups and social enterprises that benefit the Wirral community

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