The Alex Timpson Trust was formed to support the rights and lives of Looked After children. The Trust helps with education, advice and help schools understand the importance of looking after Fostered and Adopted Children. The Trust also understands the importance of ‘Family Time’ so they provide access to holiday homes around the whole country for Foster Families.
Sandcastle support families affected by rare genetic disorders by providing grants for special days out, trips, family holiday and generally to help make wonderful memories for people of any age.
Spread A Smile bring a little joy and happiness to children and teenagers who in hospital. The entertainment includes a visit from a fairy, magicians, face painters and much more as well as exciting trips to theatrical events.
Creatasmile is a registered charity for children with autism and additional needs and their families.
The Creatasmile charity offers family fun days, parent support, occasional days out and the chance to gain qualifications.
The Adamson Trust established in 1947 provides grants for disabled and special needs children aged 3 to 17 years for holidays or respite breaks. Individual families can apply as well as accepting applications on behalf of groups of children, organisations or registered charities. View the site for details of how to apply along with holiday locations.
Ellie’s Haven is a charity providing relief to families caring round-the-clock for children with long-term life-limiting conditions and disabilities by offering holidays and short breaks in a safe, tranquil supportive environment. This is provided in especially adapted, purpose built accommodation near Looe in Cornwall. It includes sessions in a sensory studio, if required/appropriate.
Its success is derived from the fact that parents/guardians, siblings, carers and others are able to attend as well so that the children can enjoy these holidays together with the people who care for and support them. A full range of facilities is offered to both the children and their loved ones to make the experience as enjoyable as possible.
The Ambulance Wish Foundation UK’s mission is to give terminally ill patients the resources, specialist transport and care they need to fulfil their final wishes. Wishes can be simple, a last visit home or to a place of personal significance. It’s usually the little things that mean the most to a person nearing the end of their life, but these can seem impossible.
Wishes are varied and far reaching. For some a trip to Disney Florida or Paris to meet their favourite characters, for others it is a chance to get up close to a favourite pop star or sporting hero and some children simply want books and toys. Whatever the Wish, wherever possible, When You Wish Upon A Star will aim to make that Wish a reality.
The Dreams Team grants the dreams and wishes of sick, terminally ill and disabled children. Past dreams have included meeting Ant and Dec, a Christmas trip to Lapland, the provision of specialist car seating and computer equipment.
Granting wishes to seriously and terminally ill children and entertaining over half a million children every year in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK.