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Claire House in Chester is a charity that is at the centre of excellence providing 24 hour respite, palliative, and terminal care for children and young people from 0 - 23 years of age with a life limiting illness, and their families.
Jude Williams said
I first became involved as a volunteer when I was feeling really low and suddenly decided that I had to concentrate on something other than myself. I didnât know what to do, but then through the door came the Claire House newsletter with a short piece saying they were looking for volunteers. When I had been Lady Captain in 2006 at Aldersey Green Golf Club near Chester I had chosen Claire House as my charity for that year and had kept up my links, however tenuous! I emailed the lovely Anna and the rest is a whirlwind of the most enjoyable bucket collections, ticket selling, merchandise selling and a host of other duties. I do as little or as much as I can according to my other commitments and I have met a huge amount of wonderful people. Last year I was asked to become an ambassador too. This involves accepting cheques and giving short thank you speeches on behalf of the Claire House Team and I never cease to be amazed at the variety of money raising events the general public come up with and how hard everyone works. I am enormously proud to be associated with the inspirational Claire House Team. Claire House itself is a joyous place and the children who share this deserve the very best! Jude Williams, Claire House Volunteer and Ambassador
Whizz Kidz are working hard to transform the lives of disabled children in the Chester area and across the UK. Please help by supporting this worthwhile charity and allow them to become confident and independent young adults.
Tracy Gray Senior Manager at NHS England said
Whizz-Kidz has an excellent reputation. Indeed, within NHS England, the Whizz-Kidz service model is respected and regarded highly for its innovative and ‘putting patients first’ philosophy. 'I am personally privileged to have witnessed some of the excellent work that the organisation is doing and have spoken to disabled young people and their families about the difference the service has made to their lives. I also think the Whizz-Kidz staff have great integrity, compassion, and cohesiveness. 'The personalised service that Whizz-Kidz provides is incredibly important. Disabled children and young people have diverse needs and one size doesn’t fit all! But the Whizz-Kidz service is not just about the wheelchair, it’s also about the many activities and programmes that Whizz-Kidz offers young people. Whizz-Kidz gives disabled young people opportunities to shape and influence policy, campaign about issues that affect their lives and take part in other fun activities as well. 'I think the long term impact of Whizz-Kidz on young people’s lives is immeasurable. We need a diverse workforce, and particularly a greater inclusion of disabled people represented within our workforce now and in the future. I think Whizz-Kidz’s model of empowerment can have a significant impact in changing societal attitudes, shaping and influencing policy, job creation, which will have a significant and long term impact. Tracy Grey, Senior Manager at NHS England
Brain Injury Rehabilitation & Development (BIRD) in Chester treat people with conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, communication disorders, Autism, ADHD, Epilepsy, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, behavioural disorders and other neurological impairments. As a registered charity they need your help to carry out their treatment and help remove the barriers to learning which can allow a child to achieve their full potential.read more
The Youth Federation must raise over Â£1million each year to continue to provide vital services for disadvantaged children and young people in Chester and throughout Cheshire and rely on the community they serve for support. Please give what you can to support this extremely worthwhile charity.read more
The Cheshire Community Foundation is a Cheshire and Chester area charity who connect local philanthropists with local causes which benefit the community. By making philanthropy rewarding, enjoyable and hassle-free they engage local philanthropists in a meaningful and long-term relationship with their local community and, through their grant making, assist Cheshire communities to help themselves become more cohesive and sustainable.read more
Alex Staniforth will be making a record-breaking journey to Everest in Spring 2014, where he will attempt to become the youngest Briton ever to summit Mount Everest via the Southeast Ridge (South side) and make a significant amount of money for his chosen charities. Alex, who lives in the Chester area, is set to climb Mera Peak (6476m) and Baruntse (7129m) in October 2013, becoming the youngest Briton ever to summit Baruntse, prior to his attempt on Everest. If you would like to make a donation to his charities please read on.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II said
The Queen was interested to learn about your ambitious fund-raising events, and sends you her good wishes as you continue your commendable endeavours to raise funds for your chosen charities. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
The Children Today charity in Chester aims to ensure that every disabled child and young person fulfils their potential and leads an active childhood. With your support, we can achieve this.
Paul D said
Finlay thinks his new wheels are fantastic. The powerchair allows Finlay to move around school and in the community independently. As a parent you want to watch your child grow and become more independent and the powerchair gives him the mobility that he needs. He can now make his own decisions about where he wants to be without having to rely on someone else to take him there. We are very grateful for the support given to Finlay by Children Today and the Morgan Foundation. Paul Daniels