Jack Moore and Keiron Homer after completing the Barnstaple 10K run

Jack and Keiron after completing the Care for Kids Barnstaple 10K

It was great to welcome one of our supporters, Jack Moore, into the office yesterday and be presented with a giant cheque for £1,820!

Jack is fundraising as a way of thanking our charity for supporting his family when his baby daughter, Mila was very poorly.
In July, Jack and his father in law, Keiron Homer, took part in our Care for Kids Barnstaple 10K. As well as sponsorship, Jack’s also been fundraising at his local darts nights.
Between them, Jack and Keiron have raised £1,820 so far! Their target is £2,500 or above, which will allow us to offer another family the same support they have received.

Mila’s story

“Mila went into the emergency department on the 10th of December 2022 generally unwell. We stayed in Barnstaple hospital for three days in intensive care being treated for diabetes. Mila was then transferred to Bristol Children’s hospital until the 16th of January. In this time we did not leave her side. Care For Kids contacted us and were able to assist us with living payments. This went towards accommodation and food while we were in Bristol. After getting home to Barnstaple, Care For Kids got in touch again and were able to assist while we were adapting our home lives. This allowed us a phased return to work. Mila’s diagnoses included Neonatal Diabetes, Dystonia and Spastic Cerebral Palsy.
“We will be forever grateful for the help you managed to provide for us and will continue to support your charity moving forwards. “
Massive thanks to Jack for sharing his story and giving his time and energy to fundraise for our charity. Special thanks also to Keiron and everyone who has sponsored them in their fundraising efforts!