Useful Links

Below are a list of useful links to the websites of various organisations who may be able to offer you advice and support.

There are some truly incredible charities out there.

Click on the word that is underlined to visit the various websites.

Supporting children and families with childhood cancer

Eva's Angels funds research into DIPG as well as supporting families experiencing childhood cancer by offering holidays on the beautiful Kent coast. We work closely with this beautiful charity.

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG) provides help and support for families when a child has just been diagnosed.

The Joshua Tree  supports families in North West and North Wales

Supporting siblings of seriously ill children

Sibs is a UK charity for brothers and sisters of disabled children and adults. They can provide online support for parents and activities for children.

The Rainbow Trust offers support for families where a child has a serious illness, and has offers support for siblings too.

Charities who offer support for hospital visits

Beads of Courage is a non-profit organisation that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and teens coping with serious illness. You can also purchase a siblings program pack from their website.

 

Fairy Bricks provides Lego and Duplo sets to children's hospices and hospitals

Starlight provide distraction bags full of toys and goodies to seriously ill children undergoing hospital treatments. They are also a wish granting charity.

Grief and loss

Darcey's Dream is a North East based Charity supporting newly bereaved families and siblings. Darcey's Dream Sibling Memory Boxes are available nationwide. We will provide boxes to any hospitals or families. Our Sibling Loss leaflets are also available nationwide. Our counselling support, face to face 24 hour support, sibling distraction therapy, days out/ breaks away for families and aftercare package is for families in the North East only.

Holding on, letting Go is a Kent-based charity that helps children to cope with the death of someone close to them.

 

Winston's Wish are an incredible charity providing advice and support for children and families experiencing grief and loss.

Wish granting charities

Make-A-Wish UK is a wish granting charity for children experiencing critical illness

Rays of Sunshine  is an award winning national charity that brightens the lives of seriously ill young people and their families by granting wishes and providing ongoing support in hospital and within the community.

Charities who provide equipment and support for children with disabilities

Whizz-Kidz are a UK charity supporting disabled young people through mobility equipment, skills training and fun clubs.

Need to restock your Feel Better Box?

Here are some of the companies we use to supply the contents of our Feel Better Boxes

Babi Pur provides organic/ wooden toys 

Baker Ross is great for all things arty crafty!

Jennie Maizel's provides us with her beautiful illustration modules. She also sells beautiful equipment for artists of all ages and is a VERY kind lady!

The Little Sensory Box provides beautiful sensory play equipment for babies and young children.

The Play Well Trust was founded by Sarah Vaughan in January 2019, following the shocking diagnosis of a brain tumour in one of her daughter's nursery school friends.

Sarah felt compelled to use her skills and knowledge of Child Development and Early Years Education to support the little girl and her family through the use of play and creativity - all packed neatly into a Feel Better Box.

 

This was so successful and beneficial for the family, that soon after she began to support more families experiencing serious childhood illness, this number grew and grew and so The Play Well Trust was born.

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