Today we launch an emergency appeal to raise vital funds to get us through the Covid-19 crisis.
Can you help support North Devon families faced with the unimaginable challenge of having a child diagnosed with life-threatening illness?
Our charity founder and trustee, Jacky Massos, is seriously worried that the current crisis will force the charity to close. This will leave vulnerable families at risk.
Care for Kids North Devon helps between 15 and 20 local families every year. We give instant grants of £800 on diagnosis of a child’s life-threatening illness. This helps families who are struggling to meet the costs of visiting specialist hospital appointments in Bristol, Exeter or London. We offer extra help to families who are still struggling after six weeks.
To date we have supported over 100 local families by distributing grants to a total of more than £100,000. Over the years our work has expanded and we now make improvements at the children’s ward at NDDH. With your help fundraising, we have provided a new parent’s room, play room refurbishment and 3D pain distraction unit. In 2018 we funded a £16,000 transformation of the cubicle 5 isolation treatment room. Meanwhile, we’re working to refurbish an individual bedroom on the ward, which we hope to complete in 2020.
You can donate online and share our emergency appeal campaign on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Alternatively, you can also sign up to one of our Virtual Races – donate £3 to walk, run or cycle to receive a certificate.
Set up your own fundraising page linked to our emergency appeal to raise even more funds for us. We already have lots of people taking on challenges for us. Take a look at some of our current fundraisers to get some great ideas.
Learning a new skill everyday in May
The Cottle family 10k challenge
Kids 5-a-day challenge
Future coffee morning