"Hello all. I am the mum of a boy who had leukaemia twice and survived.
A small charity called Children's Leukaemia Society based in Cardiff supported our family at the most difficult of times. Now due to COVID-19 this tiny charity manned by a handful of volunteers is in a very precarious position. Through fundraising the charity can offer free holidays to families of children with any childhood cancer living in Wales in one of their caravans.
We have painstakingly fundraised for these caravans for many, many years, but now as we plan to hold our 1st AGM via zoom, our main topic is the need to sell one of our vans because we cannot afford the ground rent or the upkeep of the van due to the lack of funds raised.
If you are a business or company or a personal benefactor looking for a charity to support please will you consider us. Thank you. Alyson."
Please DONATE as we are a Volunteer run charity with no paid staff. Our aim is to provide help and support not only for the children suffering with Cancer but also their families.
As a charity, we offer a 'Cheer up Gift' to children recieving treatment who have been diagnosed with leukaemia or any type of childhood Cancer up to the age of 18 years. We try to cheer them up and put a smile on their faces while they are having treatment which can be gruelling. We also provide respite breaks at our caravans in Kiln Park, Tenby so that children can have a much-needed break with their families following chemotherapy. Sometimes, this is the first opportunity the family has of spending quality time together away from a hospital environment.
These holidays are provided completely
FREE OF CHARGE.
Here’s what one mum, Jo, who used one of our holiday homes says:
“Our family was devastated by the news that our son had leukaemia and it was this amazing charity that cheered him up. It has a very place in our heart following Ben's death. It’s a small charity where all the money raised and donated goes to the child and only the child. Life is forever changed and this charity has helped us as a family to cope. Ben’s wish to go to the beach was immediately met by the Children’s Leukaemia Society by providing us with a caravan holiday in Tenby, they understood the importance of being together as a family and made it possible. When I said that Ben didn't need the gift I was told "every child irrespective of family background gets a gift, so Ben will get a gift". That is what was so special”
Our fundraising income disappeared overnight due to Covid-19 but children are still being diagnosed with leukaemia/cancer and we still want to continue to provide them all with a 'Cheer up Gift'.
We cannot do this without you.
Your donation will go directly towards helping a child who has been diagnosed with leukaemia/cancer. Please give whatever you can.
Another mum said:
We have a few options for you to choose from so you can donate to us!
VIRGIN MONEY GIVING
Virgin Money has been helping up raise funds since 2015 through various campaigns. It's easy for you to set up a Virgin Money Page attached to Children’s Leukaemia Society – everything is explained as you do it.
Virgin Money is so good, especially if you can claim ‘Gift Aid’ as it increases your donation.
Take a look and see and think of helping us by making a donation – no amount is too small.
Click the button below to donate using
Virgin Money Giving
Shop AmazonSmile by clicking the 'Amazon Smile' button, and Amazon donates to Children's Leukaemia Society, at no cost to you.
AmazonSmile is also available in the Amazon Shopping App to all AmazonSmile customers using an iPhone or Android phone. When you have activated AmazonSmile in the app, every eligible purchase will automatically generate a donation to Children’s Leukaemia Society.
Go to "Programmes and Features" in your app's menu to activate AmazonSmile
Click the 'Amazon Smile' button to start donating for FREE
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.
Click the button below to donate using
Our Facebook page is a great way to encourage people to donate and it is so easy.
When you post on Facebook you can:
Add a Donate Button
Add a donate button to your post to raise money for a nonprofit being Children’s Leukaemia Society, and we'll take care of the donation processing with no fees.
Select Nonprofit and search for Children’s Leukaemia Society, Singleton Road, Splott
By adding a donate button to your post, friends will be able to donate to the Children’s Leukaemia Society you've chosen directly on Facebook. We charge no fees for donations to Children’s Leukaemia Society.