Alder Hey Family House Trust

Alder Hey Family House Trust at Ronald McDonald House, Liverpool, is a home from home where families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at Alder Hey Children's Hospital can live, without charge, for the duration of their child's stay. This enables families to maintain a degree of normal life while their child is undergoing medical treatment.

We work with determination to ensure we can give up to 84 families a warm and welcoming environment for as long as they need – be it a matter of days, months or even years. The House is equipped with everything you would expect to find in your own home including bedrooms, kitchens and communal areas. Where possible, we also have quiet spaces for siblings to do their school work and for parents to work remotely – in this way we ensure families can still operate together, as they would do at home. They can cook, clean rest and be together, all the time knowing that they are only moments away from their child in Hospital.

Having a sick child can impact families across all areas of their lives. Time, money, stress, loss of education and loss of earnings are but a few of the ways in which families can be affected by their child being cared for in Hospital. Children that require specialist medical care can often be in Hospital for months or even years at a time.

We provide all of this, but it is an expensive resource. The House is a registered Charity and is funded entirely by voluntary contributions. The cost of accommodating a family for one week is approximately £175 and the annual running costs of the House amount to £650,000.

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Alfie's Wish

Alfie's Wish supports children with cancer in the UK by providing days out to them and their families to a destination of their choice in the UK. 

Working closely with UK hospitals we accept referral applications from Young lives vs cancer social workers and our aim is to fund a day out for children with cancer (0 – 16 years) and their families. We know just how important it is to make memories when your child is fighting cancer, how special family time is so we want to help others. We also know the financial impact that cancer has on a family so funding days out often become impossible.

Whether it’s a theme park, zoo, museum, sporting or music event to name but a few our aim is to get children there to make their dreams come true.

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Allsorts Gloucestershire

Allsorts supports and empowers children and young people with disabilities and additional needs, improving their health, well-being and quality of life.

We offer a range of activities for the whole family, including parents, carers and siblings, as well as disables children of different ages and abilities.

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bibic

Fact – bibic changes children's lives!

We believe every child should have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

We work with children and young people aged 6 months and up with neurological and genetic conditions that cause developmental difficulties and affect their social, physical, communication and learning abilities.

These conditions include cerebral palsy, Down's syndrome, autism, ADHD, dyslexia and more, as well as children with no diagnoses.

bibic program works with families to help them understand their children. Families tell us that “bibic has changed our lives”, “before bibic we didn't know what to do” and “bibic has saved our family”.

bibic needs your help to continue to offer these families the help they need. We are a small charity with a big job to do and demand for our service is growing. We don't receive and government funding and this year alone we need to raise £600,000 to break even.

So please join our lottery and help us to help disabled children each and every day making a difference to their lives. At bibic every donation makes a difference.

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Birmingham Children's Hospital Charity

Thank you for signing up to take part in our weekly lottery and helping us to do more for our sick kids.

At Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, we believe there’s always more we can do for our brave patients, and it’s our mission to raise the vital funds needed to improve the hospital environment and the experience we offer the kids in our care.

It is only through the kindness, generosity and hard work of our supporters raising these vital funds for our charity that we are able to do more and more every year to take us closer to achieving our vision to provide the best possible facilities and environment at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, for our exceptional patients and young people.

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Brainwave

Brainwave is a charity that helps children with disabilities achieve greater independence through a range of specialist therapies. 

Our multidisciplinary team of qualified therapists create a unique Therapy Programme of exercises that can be continued at home. 

We support children with a range of conditions including cerebral palsy, autism and down syndrome. 

We unlock children's potential and transform their lives. 

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Breathe for Cameron

Breathe for Cameron was established after our co-founders son, Cameron, sadly died after suffering an asthma attack. 1.1 million children suffer with asthma in the UK. Sadly 3 people die every day, of which 2 of these deaths are preventable. It is our mission to make sure no families suffer the loss of a child because of an asthma attack.

We provide all schools in Kingston Upon Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire with emergency inhalers and spacers. We hope to roll this scheme out nationally in the coming years.

Did you know that on average, there is at least one child in every classroom who duffers with asthma? It is our mission to change the face of asthma, one breath at a time.

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Building Blocks Family Centre

Building Blocks' mission is to “build the foundations for our families' future” we provide family support, parenting support, childcare, training courses, children services such as children clubs, youth forum and support for disabled children whilst employing 24 local people. As a small charity we need your help to raise as many funds as possible to help us to continue delivering our much needed services.

“Building Blocks has helped me improved my life in all sorts of ways. As a volunteer it gave me confidence to be in a work setting. In training I was equipped with many different skills to make me more confident as a parent by helping me understand my son's struggles with commutation and how I help him develop and improve. It also helped my daughter socialise and become more confident from going into the nursery.”

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Cerebral Palsy Cymru

Play the Unity Lottery for Cerebral Palsy Cymru today for a chance to win up to £25,000 and help make a real difference to the lives of children and families across Wales living with cerebral palsy.

Cerebral palsy is the most common childhood physical disability in the world and it is estimated that around 70 babies will be born in Wales every year who will have the condition.

As a charity, we provide specialist therapy and support to children and families across Wales living with cerebral palsy.

We need to raise £1.6M every year to continue to provide our service and over 75% of this total comes from fundraising activity such as the Unity Lottery.

Every time you enter the Unity lottery draw, you will be helping to make a life changing difference to the children and families across Wales who rely on us as an essential service.

Because we know.
Together we can make a difference.

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Chailey Heritage Foundation

Chailey Heritage Foundation provides education and care services and is one of the UK’s leading centres for children and young people with complex neurodisabilities. Most of the young people accessing our services have severe cerebral palsy, many have visual and/or other sensory impairments. All are wheelchair users and very few have verbal communication.

Our expertise is in maximising independence and choice, developing effective communication and providing powered mobility opportunities.

Founded in 1903 by Grace Kimmins, we still embrace her ethos today. We believe that each child and young person should have every opportunity to fulfil their potential, no matter what the challenges. Our promise today is that We will never, ever give up working with children, young people and their families to empower them to make their own choices at every stage in life.

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Chernobyl Childrens Project UK

Chernobyl Children's Project (UK) works in Belarus, the country most heavily affected by the nuclear disaster of 1986.

Local groups throughout Britain host children and teenagers for recuperative holidays away from their contaminated homeland. Many of these children are in remission from cancer and we also supply medicines for the cancer hospital in Minsk and support the children's home hospice movement.

We deliver humanitarian aid several times a year to schools, children's homes and social centres.

We set up and continue to run a small family home for young adults with disabilities and second family home for disabled children.

In 2003 we established the first overnight respite care centre in Belarus to support families with several disabled children.

Every summer we take over 100 children with disabilities from an orphanage to a holiday camp in Belarus, and British volunteers make sure they have a great time.

In 2000 we were asked to organise training in Gomel to help to get children out of the orphanages and into local foster families. Since then twenty UK professionals have taken part in dozens of training programmes for directors, social workers, psychologists, doctors and academics, making a real difference to the lives of many children.

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Child Growth Foundation

Child Growth Foundation (CGF) makes a difference wherever growth is a concern.

We are the leading UK charity focusing on the support, understanding and management of rare growth conditions to improve the lives of children, adults and families affected.

Money raised from entering our lottery enables us to:

• Support children, adults and families affected by rare growth conditions.
• Fund research into greater understanding and management of these conditions.
• Raise awareness and understanding of growth conditions, to improve their detection and support their earlier diagnosis.
• Support health professionals in the optimal diagnosis and management of these conditions.

Thanks to voluntary donations and fundraising from activities like our lottery we can continue to evolve to support children, adults and their families with both newly diagnosed conditions and those seeking diagnosis.

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Childhood Eye Cancer Trust

Retinoblastoma, a rare childhood eye cancer, can devastate lives of those affected. Treatment may last years and many children lose at least one eye to save their life. The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) offers vital support to those affected, helping from diagnosis, through school years into adulthood and beyond. CHECT also raises awareness of this cancer and funds research.

Your support enables CHECT to fund global research projects to improve treatments and reduce the negative impact on those babies and young children affected. It helps CHECT educate parents, carers and health professionals about the subtle signs of this cancer so children may be diagnosed sooner and their outcome improved.

CHECT receives no government funding. Without your support none of this would be possible. Thank you for helping to make a difference to the lives of those affected by retinoblastoma.

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Childlife

Throughout the UK, thousands of children and young people are facing challenges in their lives as a result of illness, disability or social circumstances. Childlife helps to improve the lives of children and young people by raising funds for the work of its four member charities.

Our partner charities supporting children are Ataxia UK, Acorn's Children's Hospice, National Deaf Children's Society and the National Children's Bureau. Together they reach many thousands of children and young people every year, providing a range of direct services, information and advice to promote the interest and wellbeing of all children and young people. In their different ways, the four charities are all providing support and information to improve the lives of children and young people every day.

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Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG) is a leading national charity and expert voice for all childhood cancers.

Each week in the UK and Ireland, more than 30 children are diagnosed with cancer. Our network of dedicated professional members work together in treatment, care and research to help shape a future where all children with cancer survive and live happy, healthy and independent lives.

We fund and support innovative world-class research and collaborate, both nationally and internationally, to drive forward improvements in childhood cancer. Our award-winning information resources help lessen the anxiety, stress and loneliness commonly felt by families, giving support throughout the cancer journey.

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Dreams Come True

Dreams Come True is a national charity helping children and young people between 2 and 21 with serious and life-limiting conditions.

Fulfilling a dream can have a profound impact. Dreams – swimming with dolphins, meeting a favourite celebrity or having a piece of specialist equipment – can provide a positive focus, creating joyful memories for families to treasure in difficult times.

Each child has a truly unique dream, fulfilling a child's personal dream provides an unforgettable experience and brings extraordinary happiness and sheer joy. A dream fulfilled provides enduring and treasured memories and an enhanced sense of wellbeing that can empower families too.

The reality is that the children and young people we work with have less time to realise their dream. This is because they are undergoing long and difficult rounds of hospital treatment, or their prognosis is terminal. The focus of the children and their families is about getting through every day.

A dream then for these children and young people is something that keeps them going and that they can look forward to, a moment in time when they can forget their illness and treatment. A dream is far reaching, bringing lasting joy to our children and creating treasured memories for their families.

With around 50,000 children and young people accessing palliative care in the UK each year, it is our passion to reach as many young lives as possible. The average cost of a dream is £2,500. With no statutory funding we depend on charitable donations and fundraising to help make more Dreams Come True.

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East Anglia's Children's Hospices

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and their families, across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. Our family-centred approach includes specialist nursing care, symptom management nursing, short breaks, wellbeing activities, therapies, counselling and volunteer services in the family home; all meeting the individual needs of the child, young person and whole family.

We offer families flexibility and control over where they receive their care and support, including where their child dies; at home, in hospital or at one of three hospices at Milton (Cambridge), The Nook (Norwich) and The Treehouse (Ipswich). More than half of our care and support is delivered in the family home and community, in surroundings familiar and comfortable for the family.

Our hospices aren’t just about end of life care; they’re often very happy and fun places, where young people can live life to their full potential. They are places where families feel safe, at home and where they can spend quality time together; enabling parents to be parents not caregivers. When time is short, we help families make the most of their precious time together and create memories that last forever.

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Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity

No child or young person wants to be in hospital, but for those who have to be, Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (ECHC) is there to make the experience as positive as possible.

The reality is that every day young lives are held on a knife edge as children, families and staff fight devastating and complex illnesses. And every day we support their emotional wellbeing and mental health as they face some of the toughest times of their lives.

We fund ground-breaking medical research and equipment so our NHS colleagues can do the best possible job. And we make the hospital building as welcoming and non-clinical as it can possibly be, transforming bedsides into art galleries, waiting areas into discos and courtyards into concerts. All so that children feel less afraid, less isolated, and more supported.

No matter the illness, condition, injury or length of hospital stay, we are determined to ensure that a child or young person's life does not go on hold and nothing gets in the way of them being a child.

We simply couldn’t do this without you, so please sign up today!

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Ezer LaYeled

Ezer LaYeled Ltd provides advice, therapy and support to children who are affected by illness and disability; including physical, behavioural, emotional, developmental or academic difficulties.

Children's education is vital to their future and when they struggle with an illness and/or physical/educational disability without appropriate advice and support then they cannot realise their true potential which in return had a detrimental effect on their self-esteem, behaviour and prospects for future employment.

By identifying the cause of the difficulties that the individual is experiencing and by providing unique solutions; including advice, support, sign posting and therapy packages, this enables the children and their families to approach their problems with confidence and focus.

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Fairplay

In conjunction with the Primary Care Trust and a specialist Community Children's Nurse, Fairplay provides a home based support service for children with complex health care needs that may be life-threatening or life-limiting. Fairplay supports over 400 families across the area.

Fairplay's services offer families the support that they need and give them opportunities to take part in positive experiences that make a real difference to their lives. They enable parents to have valuable respite from 24 hour care and give children and young people the opportunity to develop a wide range of life skills.

Fairplay offers services from its purpose built centre in Chesterfield and also from outreach venues in North East Derbyshire, Bolsover, High Peak and Derbyshire Dales. Fairplay relies on voluntary donations to help fund its services and every penny helps us to continue to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people with disabilities.

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Family Fund

Win up to £25,000 every week in the Family Fund Weekly Lottery!

This is your chance to win up to £25,000 every week whilst helping Family Fund to provide urgent and essential support to families with disabled or seriously ill children and young people. We provide grants for essential items such as clothing, bedding, washing machines, and sensory toys that families cannot afford as well as providing information and support to make life easier.

PLAY NOW – For just £1 per play, per week you could win:

1st prize - £25,000 with 6 numbers matched

2nd prize - £1,000 with 5 numbers matched

3rd prize - £25 with 4 numbers matched

4th prize – 5 free entries in the next draw with 3 numbers matched

Welcome to the Family Fund UK Weekly Lottery

At Family Fund we believe that every family who is raising a disabled or seriously ill child or young person should have the same choices, quality of life, opportunities and aspirations as other families.
We know that we have a long way to go until we reach that vision and our purpose is to seek to improve the lives of those living on the lowest of incomes easing the pressures that can often face when raising a disabled or seriously ill child or young person.

At this current time, financial help is needed more than ever and the support families need is greater than the funding that we have so we can’t meet all of their needs. Through joining the Family Fund UK weekly lottery you will be helping us to support more families with disabled or seriously ill children and provide the essential items that they need such as clothing, bedding, white goods, technology or even a short break to improve a families wellbeing.

How it works:

Once you have registered to play the Family Fund UK weekly lottery, you will receive a welcome letter with your unique 6-digit numbers which will be entered into each weekly draw if you have enough credit.

Every week six numbers are selected at random, and if you match three or more in the correct sequence you will win one of the cash prizes on offer. The winning sequence is publicised here every Monday, and if you win, there is no need to make a claim – your prize is automatically sent to you.

Thank you for playing and supporting Family Fund and good luck!

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Friends of PICU

Friends of PICU is a registered charity that supports children, their families and staff on the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Southampton Children's Hospital. Southampton PICU is the regional lead centre for critically ill children aged from new born to 16 years. The children are admitted from 27 referring hospitals across the south of England and the Channel Islands, and from the various children's wards at University Hospital Southampton. Over 1,000 children are admitted each year for specialist care by the skilled and dedicated team. Whilst some admissions are planned, usually following cardiac, general or neurosurgery, more than half are emergency admissions across the 27 referring hospitals. To safely deliver these children to PICU a specialist PICU medical team is sent to stabilise and retrieve them. As the families may have travelled some distance for their child to receive this specialist care, accommodation is provided for them near to PICU.

Friends of PICU are very proud to have funded the expansion of PICU to 16 beds, from the previous 14, launched our 4th dedicated ambulance, and various items of specialist medical equipment, staff training, and craft materials to desensitise the medical environment, over the past 14 years. No child will pass through PICU without being helped by equipment and resources that Friends of PICU has purchased and donated. We also donate a very special and unique soft toy, Ellie the Elephant, to each child admitted helping to comfort and support them through such a difficult time. 

The Trustees believe every child that requires care and support of the PICU should have the best possible care they need, and through our help and assistance we can provide additional funds to support the medical team. You, and all of our kind and generous supporters, are the means to help us achieve our goal. With your amazing support our charity continues to grow and the difference we can all make together continues to grow and have a long lasting impact.

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Happy Days

We provide family holidays, group holidays and day trips for children aged 3-17 across the UK. The holidays and trips are great morale boosters. The children come home with a more positive attitude which invariably sparks off an immediate improvement in their physical and mental well being and provides the children with the wonderful gifts of happiness and hope.

At happy days we believe that every child has the right to experience what life has to offer. Most of us are able to find the time we need to have a family holiday or enjoy a day out, to help us to re-group, bond, sort out problems, and, of course have some fun!

However families and groups caring for children with special needs face many barriers. Transport and venue facilities are often poorly designed to accommodate children with special needs, and the fact that many venue staff are untrained in the relevant issues can turn a seemingly unambitious trip into a truly demoralising event.

Happy Days Children's Charity is here to help families and groups overcome barriers to taking time out. Since 1992 we have been assisting families and groups by providing support and advise as well as organising day trips and holidays to enable families and groups to enjoy themselves together, rather than having to worry about how they are going to get to their destination and the support they receive when they arrive.

Our children benefit from a range of activities, from day trips to seaside and theatre, family holidays and group activity holidays.

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Heel & Toe

Conductive education in its fullest form is a unified system of rehabilitation for people with neurological disorders such as Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and those recovering from stroke and head trauma.

The project will be based in Spennymoor County Durham at the Heel & Toe Centre and we hope to offer outreach services in the short to medium term to North Yorkshire, Gateshead, Sunderland, Cleveland, Newcastle and Northumberland.

·To motivate them to want to take control of their destiny and become an active citizen in their communities

·To support families, carers and professionals through information, counselling, advocacy, mediation, referrals,befriending and mentoring creating a stronger community.

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Hypo Hounds

Hypo Hounds Assistance dog training is saving the lives of Type 1 Diabetic children in your community. Through scent detection these amazing dogs are
preventing children collapsing, falling into a Diabetic coma and giving their families back their freedom. Improving lives of children ONE SNIFF AT A TIME.

We receive no government funding or support and rely on donations from the public to continue to train these life saving dogs for Type 1 Diabetic children.

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Kids Cancer Charity

Welcome to Kids Cancer Charity, we support children with cancer and their families from all over the UK through their challenging journey. Life changes when a child is diagnosed with cancer, every aspect of their life and that of their family is thrown into turmoil. We understand the complexity of emotions and rigorous physical demands of treatment and our wish is for children affected by cancer and their families to not feel alone. Providing support through our Holiday Programme and Play Therapy from diagnosis through treatment and beyond our aim is to foster wellbeing.

Time away from hospitals, treatment plans, the physical demands of unrelenting clinical routine and the emotional toll, our Holiday Programmes give the precious gift of time together. Providing respite, an opportunity to recharge and create valuable lasting memories they open a world of possibility when all around can seem hopeless.

Our specialist Play Therapists provide emotional support and development; through a child’s natural language of play they are able to express emotions and gain understanding to make sense of their experiences, assisting them with coping.

Please help us to lift spirits, provide emotional support and restore wellbeing. Your meaningful contribution will enable us to help more children affected by cancer and their families.

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Life For A Kid Foundation Limited

Life For A Kid was set up in 2009 with the aim of supplying funding to individual children who need life changing equipment, therapy and operations. Children who can not gain funding from the NHS and can not set up there own charities.

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MCA Trust

The MCA Trust supports cancer patients under the age of 22 across East London and Essex. We aim to bring hope and happiness to these vibrant young people and their families during some of the most challenging times they’ll ever face.

The scope of our work is varied. We provide financial and emotional support inside and outside of hospital environments.

Working in partnership with local NHS Trusts, we identify and fund projects that will make a real difference to children who are battling cancer. Completed projects include purchasing sophisticated medical equipment and refurbishing dedicated children’s oncology areas to create a better experience for all users.

Respite between treatments is a fundamental aspect of every child’s recovery. We also recognise that the cancer journey is hard on the whole family, so one of the ways we provide support comes from arranging experiences and holidays to sought-after locations that many children might wish for.

Every penny from the lottery is going towards our MCA Trust Education and Careers scheme - funding private tuition for children that have lost out on education due to strenuous cancer treatments.

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National Deaf Children's Society

We are the National Deaf Children's Society, the leading charity for deaf children. We give expert support on childhood deafness, raise awareness and campaign for deaf children's rights, so they have the same opportunities as everyone else.

Just like everyone else, a deaf child longs for laughter, learning and fun. They want the same things as other children – but all too often they are let down.

Every week, 34 children in the UK are born deaf – and the barriers that hold them back can be huge. Imagine being bullied because you're different or struggling because your school doesn't know how to help. Imagine missing out on what your friends are saying – feeling left out and alone.

We can break down the barriers deaf children face – but we can't do it without you. If we don't act now deaf children may lose out on their childhood, and grow up believing they'll never succeed.

Together we can stop deaf children being treated unfairly, and we can stop them being robbed of vital support. Please help us make sure deaf children have the same opportunities as everyone else.

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Perth Autism Support

Perth Autism Support SCIO is the only autism specific charity supporting autistic children and young people up to the age of 18 in Perth and Kinross and Dundee City.

We offer a range of support, training, therapeutic interventions, and social activities. We work with local schools, colleges, employers, families and carers offering training and support to provide a better understanding of autism and raise awareness within the wider community.

Our activities combine social fun as well as educational groups, sports activities and work around independent travel, problem solving and money management which helps towards independent living. This allows our young people the best opportunities to reach their full potential.

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Rainbow Trust Children's Charity

Rainbow Trust supports families who have a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness. For these families, life is unthinkably tough. Their lives are shattered into a million pieces as they struggle to cope with the possibility that their child might die.

Rainbow Trust offers much needed respite and support to the whole family, from their child’s diagnosis, during treatment and, if needed, through bereavement and beyond.

Our Family Support Workers give practical and emotional support when it is needed, filling the gaps between hospital, hospice and home. This support helps families with the challenging situations they are facing – especially now. Because of this support, families are better able to cope and can face the future, whatever it may hold.

Rainbow Trust relies on voluntary donations to help families with a seriously ill child.

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Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity helps to make life better for seriously ill children in the UK with Roald Dahl Nurses who provide support to children with serious illnesses, and their families. We believe every child should have the best possible healthcare.

It's our vision that every seriously ill child should have a specialist nurse. Every child with a serious illness in the UK should have access to the knowledge, skills and experience required to meet their healthcare needs, no matter where they live. That's why we create and fund specialist nursing posts within the NHS across the UK.

We also believe that every seriously ill child should receive quality care. It is essential that children's nurses across the UK are fully supported to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver the best care possible. That's why we provide professional support to our Roald Dahl nurses to enhance their skills and foster innovation to improve services for seriously ill children.

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Rockinghorse

Rockinghorse is a Brighton-based charity which has been supporting children for over 40 years. It was set up in 1967 by Dr Trevor Mann, who recognised there was a real need for additional resources to improve healthcare services for sick children and babies.

We are best known today for our work with the Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital and the Trevor Mann Baby Unit, where we raise money for life-saving and cutting-edge medical equipment, while ensuring that children are treated in an environment that is better suited to their needs. We believe no matter where they are, children should be allowed to be children.

We do not receive any government funding and so we rely on the generous support of individuals, community groups, companies and trusts: people like you.

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Ronald McDonald House Bristol

Ronald McDonald House Bristol provides free home-from-home accomodation and support to families receiving treatment at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.

Families come from across the South West and South Wales for treatment in Bristol and often find themselves with nowhere to go.

Once accomodated in our house, they are able to stay as long as they need, helping to eliviate financial strain and some of the inevitable stress.

We aim to keep families together during their time in need so they can be there for one another, giving them one less thing to worry about.

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Ronald McDonald House Glasgow

We give parent's and carers a place to stay while their seriously ill child is in hospital. Children come from all over Scotland and further afield to receive treatment at the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow and other West of Scotland hospitals. Many need emergency treatment and can end up very far from home for weeks or months at a time. We help keep families together by providing free, high quality accommodation, only a few minutes walk from the hospital.

The Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow is Scotland's largest children's hospital and a centre of excellence for oncology, cardiology, cardiac surgery, renal medicine and bone marrow transplantation. Therefore, children with extremely complex and critical conditions from far and wide are treated there.

Based on the hospital campus, we provide cost free 'home away from home' accommodation for c.500 families each year while their child is in hospital. We are open and staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The House has 31 bedrooms which equates to over 11,000 nights gifted to families each year. We have been providing this support to families for over twenty years, after opening our doors at Yorkhill in 1996. Since then, we have welcomed over 12,000 families. Running at 95% - 100% capacity every day, the current average length of stay is 21 days, our longest stay family was nearly 4 years.

Our facilities include private en-suite bedrooms, shared laundry facilities, a library, quiet lounges, spacious garden and private parking. The large shared kitchen and dining area has an interactive soft play for small children - allowing parents to cook family meals while siblings play. Crucially, every bedroom has a phone that is linked directly to their child's Ward, so parents can call or be called to the hospital at a moments notice, no matter what time of day or night.

We are proud to provide a homely environment and a safe haven for families to rest in, away from the stresses of the hospital.

'Having our own room and knowing we could do everyday things like cook and eat dinner as a family, just being able to come and go as we needed made our unbearable time at hospital that little bit easier.' The Ross Family

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Round Table Children's Wish

Round Table Children's Wish is a registered Charity dedicated to granting handcrafted wishes for children aged between 4 and 17 with a life threatening illness.

We are an independent Charity founded by members of Round Table in 1990 and understand how important it is to make memories for a family to cherish when their child has a life threatening illness, we want to help create a lasting memory by creating a handcrafted wish that is unique to the family.

With your help and generosity we will be able to continue bringing precious memories to brave children and their families by making their wish come true!

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RSBC Life Without Limits Lottery

There are an estimated 39,000 blind and partially sighted children and young people in England and Wales. Every day, four more children will be diagnosed with sight loss.

Blind and partially sighted children and young people frequently live wonderful and fulfilling lives. However, statistically they are at a disadvantage.

  • 90% of those who lose their sight in youth will never have a long-term job
  • Two thirds of blind people are living on or below the poverty line
  • Most will never have a meaningful relationship

RSBC knows that sight loss can affect a whole family. Through our Families First service, we work with parents or carers to help them to provide the best possible environment for their young person to grow and develop.

If they need more practical guidance, they can use some of our online tools, such as our benefits calculator, or the advice section at the bottom of our Get Our Help webpage.

We help blind and partially sighted children and young people to build friendships, develop their confidence, independence and social skills through our Live Life Go Further programme, which offers an exciting choice of regular activities including sport and healthy living, music and creative, social meet-ups and events, youth voice and campaigning.

At our specialist Further Education college, Dorton College, our students are able to follow an individual programme of academic learning and skills development.

This is where you come in! Taking part in RSBC’s Life Without Limits Lottery means that with your help we can support blind and partially sighted children to fulfil their potential. We hope you enjoy playing as well!

Buying a ticket through in our lottery means that we can continue to grow and provide our services across England and Wales. So whether you buy 1 ticket or 10 tickets, thank you.

Good Luck!

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Spina Warriors

Are you feeling overwhelmed by a Spina Bifida diagnosis, or do you have Spina Bifida?

Read on to get help and support...

Our son Ronnie has Spina Bifida but he, with his little teddy called Biffy, have battled through numerous hospital visits, he is our little Spina Warrior. Today, we count ourselves lucky with Ronnie's progress, but it hasn't always been that way. At the 28-week mark during Sarah's pregnancy (Ronnie's doting mum), we were planning for the worst outcome imaginable for any parent. To lose him was a real fear that we were reminded of with every hospital appointment, but we decided to give our unborn son a change when the odds were stacked against him, and of course us.

Do you suffer the same turmoil or has your son/daughter been born with Spina Bifida and you are struggling to cope?

Join us for help and support. Together we will all battle Spina Bifida and support each other.

Karl and Sarah Taber, proud parents of our son Ronnie, our little Spina Warrior.

Always Brave, Always Happy, Always Smiling, Our Warriors.

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Stick 'n' Step

Stick ‘n’ Step is a charity that enables, inspires and supports children with cerebral palsy and their families with specialist centres in Runcorn and Wallasey.

We support children and young people with cerebral palsy up to the age of 25 through the provision of free weekly Conductive Education (CE) sessions.

Our sessions are delivered by highly skilled professionals from our specialist centres and are designed to help each child reach their personal potential in terms of mobility, confidence, and independence.

We don’t receive any government funding; we rely on our amazing supporters to help raise over £750,000 required to deliver our services to over 100 families each year.

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Stockdales

Stockdales is a local charity with a wealth of experience in making a difference to children, young people and adults with learning disabilities. We help people of all abilities to live life to the full through our Residential, Community and Home Care Support services, Dream Days project and Clubs.

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Team 1C

Team 1C started off as a group of parents/carers of children with CHD (congenital heart defects).

Through lived experience we know how much help is needed to support children and their families both at home and abroad.

We have spent the last 6 years fundraising for some amazing initiatives, including funding surgery for more than 200 children living in countries with no access to free healthcare, supporting local hospital wards in the Northwest of England, and volunteering at Ronald McDonald House.

We are now a registered charity so we can provide even more vital support to Cardiac families when they need it.

It’s #WHATWEDO

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The Alicia Boparai Foundation

In Memory of Alicia. Gone but will never be forgotten.

We are a registered charity set up to raise funds to help children and young people affected by life limiting illnesses. We raise funds through events and donations.

Our ultimate goal is to raise enough funds to buy a holiday cottage which can be used by families with very limited time together to create precious and lasting memories.

We also make donations to other charities who provide services to young people affected by such illnesses.

Together we can support these children, young people and their families to make the most of the limited time they have together.

Playing Alicia's Charity Lottery will not only give you the chance of winning a cash prize every Saturday, it will also provide a regular source of income for The Alicia Boparai Foundation, giving us future security to grant the growing number of requests for support we receive from across the UK.

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The Charlie Gard Foundation

The Charlie Gard Foundation aims to be the leading UK charity supporting children, adults and their families that have been affected by mitochondrial disease.

We invest in pioneering research into viable treatments for mitochondrial diseases to ensure we have every chance of finding that all elusive cure, and we do this because mito matters.

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The Children's Adventure Farm Trust

Our story started back in 1985, when CAFT founder Tim Grundy was inspired to create a special place where terminally ill, disabled and socially disadvantaged children could have a break away from their circumstances. Tim was inspired whilst donating toys to a local centre supporting young children, he asked “Is there anything else these children need?” The response: “What these kids really need is a holiday, but they’ll never get the opportunity.” In 1992, after years of hard work fundraising and renovating, The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust was ready to receive the first children for a holiday at the Farm.

CAFT helps children of all abilities aged 17 and under, children who through no fault of their own miss out on the normalities of childhood. Children with complex and severe physical or learning disabilities, sensory impairments and terminal illnesses. Children from disadvantaged backgrounds, children who have witnessed or faced abuse. Children who act as young carers and sadly, children who have already faced bereavement. For these children, a break at The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust provides a fantastic and much needed opportunity to escape the traumas of their everyday life and for a few days they can simply be children again.

Whether the children are here for just a day or a few days, there is an amazing array of things to see and do. Our 10 acre site is the perfect place for children to create, explore and play. From swings and roundabouts to alpacas and donkeys. Messy play in the art room and bouncing down the inflatable slide. Pirates on the galleon and rock-stars in the music room. What we provide goes so much further than just a holiday or a fun day; it is the memories that will last a lifetime.

Our work is not possible without the kind generosity of our supporters. It costs in excess of £1million per year to fund the Farm and we receive no statutory funding. We rely solely on voluntary contributions. The donations we receive provide children with a safe space, fun and games and most importantly, respite from the pain, illness, deprivation and bereavement faced in their everyday lives. A visit to CAFT gives brave children memories to cherish in the hard times, memories that bring joy in sorrow, memories to last a lifetime. To find out more about what we do and how you can get involved, please visit www.caft.co.uk or call 01565 830053.

And from all at The Children's Adventure Farm Trust, thank you for your support.

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The Movement Centre for Targeted Training

By playing our lottery, you can change children’s lives, and give them a better future. At The Movement Centre we provide a life changing therapy, called Targeted Training, which enables children to gain essential functional skills.

We know that Targeted Training makes a huge difference to the lives of the children who visit our centre, but because it is a specialist physiotherapy service, it falls outside the remit for standard NHS funding. This means we rely on the generous support of individuals and organisations to enable us to deliver our vital work. You playing our lottery will make a huge difference to us, the families and the children that attend our centre.

We want to grow the number of players taking part in our lottery so that this year
• More children can gain access to our therapy, and receive free initial assessments
• Children can learn new skills to give them a better quality of life
• We can purchase equipment to create a bright environment, engage the children and make it an all-round fun experience
• Cover hours of therapy each year

It will mean so much to our children and their families to know that you are thinking of them. From everyone at The Movement Centre - Thank you!

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Tiny Tickers

Thank you for signing up to take part in our weekly lottery and helping make a big difference for babies with serious heart conditions, their families and the health professionals who care for them.

One in every 125 babies is born with a serious heart condition - that’s one every two hours. The early detection of their condition is vital to give these babies the best start in life. But sadly, 1000 newborns with heart conditions are sent home from UK hospitals every year with no-one knowing they are gravely ill.

Many will fall into heart failure before getting the treatment they need and sadly, some won’t make it back to hospital in time. Tiny Tickers is changing that.

Our mission is that every heart baby receives a diagnosis as soon as medically possible and that their family gets the support they need. We do this by training the sonographers who carry out pregnancy scans to have the skills and confidence to detect heart defects, placing potentially life-saving equipment in maternity units and supporting families through the most difficult of journeys..

None of this would be possible without our generous supporters. Thank you for making a big difference.

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Tree of Hope

Tree of Hope relies entirely on donations to offer support to children with complex medical needs. By playing the lottery you are helping to change lives!

Tree of Hope helps children who need to fundraise for medical treatment by:

Assisting with the creation of an on-line fundraising campaign

Ensuring each campaign is able to claim gift aid where possible

Supporting with PR and a well recognised charity brand

Your support of Tree of Hope makes these things possible, allowing children to have life changing operations, therapies and access to specialist equipment to improve their health and quality of life when the health care system cannot offer them freely. Thank you!

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Umbrella

At Umbrella, we support children and young people up to the age of 30 with any physical or learning disability and extend support to the entire family.

For families living in Derby City and Southern Derbyshire, we provide group activities, 1 to 1 / 2 to 1 supports at home or in the community and also run family support groups, siblings clubs, family days and information services. We empower families and help young people realise their potential whilst having fun in a safe environment and offering peer support for families. We do as much as we can for families in the local area!

Although we receive funding from various providers, this doesn’t cover specialist equipment, toys and technology for the young people or special days out for families. We also need to raise money for the running of some of our youth clubs, the siblings groups and to help with any snags at Umbrella House. We aim to raise £50,000 a year to continue to provide this valuable service and we really appreciate all the support we receive.

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WellChild

WellChild is the national charity for seriously ill children and their families. More than 100,000 children and young people are living across the UK with serious or exceptional health needs. Many spend months, even years in hospital simply because there is no support enabling them to leave. Meanwhile those who are at home face inconsistent and inadequate levels of support.

Through a nationwide network of children’s nurses, home and garden transformation projects and family support services, WellChild exists to give this growing population of children and young people the best possible chance to thrive – properly supported at home, together with their families.

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Willow

Willow is the only national charity working with seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds to fulfil uplifting and unforgettable Special Days.

For some, their Special Day is the opportunity to return some normality to their lives. For others it is the last chance to fulfil a dream. But for all, it is a life-affirming experience that can lift spirits, reunify families and be a source of strength when it's needed most.

To date, Willow has provided more than 17,000 Special Days for young adults diagnosed with a life-threatening condition, such as cancer, motor neurone disease, cystic fibrosis and Huntington's disease.

By taking part in the Unity Lottery you are helping to create more Special Days.

Thank you for your support.

To find out more about Willow please visit www.willowfoundation.org.ukor contact us at [email protected].

Visit the Willow website

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