“I am only one,
But still I am one.
I cannot do everything,
But still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”
"Post Pals is a small charity run solely by volunteers who are dedicated to making seriously ill children and their siblings smile by the sending of cards, letters, little gifts, support and friendship. We support children aged 3 to 17 in the UK.
It was set up in 2002 by teenagers who were all ill themselves. Vikki George had the idea after finding that receiving cards in the post was the only thing that made her smile when bedbound and isolated due to very severe ME. Even today, Post Pals is still run from beds and hospital beds.
The concept is simple … we feature children on the website with a forwarding address, their interests and stories, and invite members of the public from around the world to log on and send cheerful post, as well as sending items ourselves. Volunteers range from toddlers drawing pictures, right up to an 106 year old who knitted finger puppets, and some like much loved Dottie the Dalmatian aren’t even human!"
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In memory of Amelia-Mae Davies, from Flintshire in North East Wales, who died at just 2 years old.
Registered charity 1154326
“The Amelia-Mae Foundation’s mission is to support families affected by Neuroblastoma, whilst publically raising awareness of the condition”
"Children with Cancer UK is the leading national children's charity dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer.
We fund life-saving research into the causes, prevention and treatment of childhood cancer and work to protect young lives through essential welfare and campaigning programmes."
Click on their logo to visit their site.
"CLIC Sargent’s mission is to change what it means to be diagnosed with cancer when you’re young. We believe that children and young people with cancer have the right to the best possible treatment, care, and support, throughout their cancer journey and beyond. And they deserve the best possible chance to make the most of their lives once cancer treatment has ended.
CLIC Sargent provides vital emotional, practical and financial support to young cancer patients and families during and after treatment, and we take what they tell us about the impact of cancer on their lives to service providers and policy makers to help change things for the better."
Little Princess Trust is based in Hereford.
"The Trust, founded in memory of 5 year old Hannah Tarplee, supplies the best real-hair wigs available, free of charge, to children throughout the whole of the UK and across Ireland, that have lost their hair through cancer treatment or other illnesses."
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Every 20 minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with a blood cancer, such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma. Blood stem cells from a matching donor could cure them and save their lives.
If you're over 30 you can register to be a stem cell donor with DKMS - the world's largest donor centre, with more than 6 million registered donors worldwide. Apart from the UK they also currently operate in Germany, the United States, Poland and Spain.
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The Isabel Baker Foundation has been set up in memory of Isabel Baker who sadly lost her life to Infantile Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on August 12th 2015.
Isabel was diagnosed at 3 weeks old and fought hard for a year before passing away the week after her first birthday.
"The Isabel Baker Foundation was developed out of a desire to help those less fortunate than ourselves. Since its inception, we have worked hard to provide support where it's most needed.
Our mission is to financially support bereaved parents of children with cancer. Many families find themselves in financial hardship after the loss of their child and require money for expenses such as funeral costs. We hope to help as many families as possible during this difficult time.
Furthermore, we provide support in the form of vouchers to oncology families in hospital and donate what we can to Bloodwise in memory of Isabel
Lastly we work very hard to raise awareness of childhood cancer."
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AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE GRACE KELLY LADYBIRD TRUST
To promote and protect good health among children, in particular by:
Raising awareness of childhood cancer, it's prevalence and the deficits in funding available for research in children and young people.
Education on the early signs and symptoms of childhood cancer, promoting earlier diagnosis.
Provision of grants for research into the causes and treatments of paediatric solid tumours, concentrating in particular on rarer solid cancer types, including malignant rhabdoid tumours, AT/RT tumours, rhabdomyosarcoma and undifferentiated sarcomas.
We are continuing to work closely with the Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group to help provide grants for research.
(Link to website via the ladybird icon above.)