Where your money goes
We rely heavily on voluntary donations to support the services we are able to offer to families, children and young people with life-threatening conditions.
All of our support is provided free of charge and this year we need to raise almost £6 million to deliver our services across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. That equates to £16,000 a day, every day of the year.
There are an estimated 49,000 children and young people in the UK living with a life-threatening or life-limiting condition that may require palliative care services. Caring for a child or young person with a life-threatening illness, often for 24 hours a day seven days a week, can put a huge strain on family life. Life can become governed by the timetable of nursing and medical needs.
Careers may have to be put on hold, healthy brothers and sisters can feel left out and regular family activities and holidays can be rare. During all of this, families are going through a process of grieving.
Our care and support is tailored for the needs of all family members and delivered where the families wish – in their own home, at hospital, in the community or at one of three hospices in Ipswich, Milton and Quidenham.
We currently care for 333 children and young people, 547 families and one-to-one support to 59 siblings.
The support we provide includes short-break care, emotional and psychological support, symptom management, care at end of life, bereavement support and many activities and therapies. Find out more about what we do
Together we can make a difference to the lives of families across East Anglia. We need fundraisers and volunteers to support us
to keep our important services running for those who need us most.