When a child is diagnosed with cancer, their whole family is affected in so many ways. This includes a significant financial impact.
Suddenly parents are faced with long periods of time off work, increased childcare costs for siblings, travel to distant specialist hospitals for appointment after appointment and living away from home whilst their child is in hospital.
At the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust, we want to help. Due to increasd local support over the last months, we arre pleased to announce support for the families of children diagnosed with cancer in Worcestershire.
We will also offer further support if the child sadly passes away.
This support will be available to all children diagnosed with cancer in Worcestershire after 01.08.18 and it will not be means tested. A referral process has been set up and we will be accepting referrals from the relevant hospitals and social workers. This will be paid for by our local fundraising activities local to Worcester.
All our national work will be continuing alongside this support announcement. We will continue to fund research, work towards earlier diagnosis and the production of information pubications.We are also providing support to rhabdoid families via our online support group.
We are delighted that we are able to offer this support to families.
Thank you to our fundraisers for making this possible.