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Christmas Appeal 2017

A big thank you to all of those who have already sent in their kind donation for this year's Christmas Appeal. We have so far raised just over £8,000 which is fantastic. Please continue to send in your donations, we are extremely grateful to you as your donations make such a huge difference to the children we support. Thank you.

As you are already aware, the families we help usually come to us following a traumatic event including bereavement, terminal illness diagnosis or the breakdown of an abusive relationship. The major issue facing our families is how the children cope in these situations so we seek to let children be children and enjoy a normal family life.

The monies raised from this Christmas Appeal will be used to help pay for new winter coats and shoes for each disadvantaged child of a seafarer we support. Last year our winter clothing grant was £40 for every child we helped on our scheme throughout the United Kingdom.

We currently help over 400 children and the large majority of our families do not have a car; this makes the winter clothing grant essential as the children walk and travel on public transport each day.

We understand that in the current economic situation people do not have large amounts of spare money, however any donation no matter how small would be greatly appreciated. Please click on the red Donate button on the right side of this page. We thank you for your ongoing support of the Society.



Christmas Appeal 2013Holiday Respite Appeal 2017

We currently help over 400 children following a bereavement, loss of a parent or diagnosis of a life changing medical condition. We offer each family the chance of a holiday/week respite at one of our 9 caravans situated on Haven Holiday sites around the UK.

The difference a holiday away can make to a child who longs for life to be the same as it was is unbelievable. The chance to try new sports, make new friends and even learn the latest dances at the site disco allows a child to switch off from the strains of daily life. If they don't wish to do this every day, they can enjoy the comfort of their caravan and the beach with local scenery for a time of quiet reflection.

During the peak times when the children are off school, each week costs the Society £465 per family in site fees, running costs and travel grants. We therefore aim to reach a target of £65,000 to help over 140 families this summer from Easter to October half-term.

Please either click on the Donate Now red button or text SAND09 £10 to 70070.






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