Sandcastle Trust

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.

Contact

Gives advice and information to families with disabled or special needs children. The organisation also provides a range of factsheets and has a network of volunteer representatives. Helpline: 0808 808 3555 (Freephone: Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm).

Barretstown

A specially-designed camp that provides Therapeutic Recreation programmes for children with serious illnesses, and their families. For children affected by serious illnesses – primarily cancer and serious blood diseases – from Ireland, Britain and throughout Europe, and their families.