We are based in Orton Grange near Carlisle, working from our new offices. We picked up the keys in March 2020, so were in the process of setting up and settling in just as coronavirus hit the UK.
Once we are all moved in and things are back to something more like normal, we will be inviting people and businesses in to volunteer with us to pack our art and crafts bags but feel free to give us a call to book a time to visit!
The charity’s operating area is England, Scotland and Wales. We are able to make grants to any eligible child within these areas (Once grants re-open – see our April 8 blog post).
Our hospital-based projects are currently found in Leeds Children’s Hospital (children’s oncology and children’s bone marrow units), where Fletcher was treated, as well as the Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle (Wards 3 and 4), Royal Manchester’s Children Hospital (Ward 84) and will be coming soon to Sheffield and Alder Hey hospitals as well as Scotland.
Since we achieved Scottish registration for the charity, we’re also planning to work with the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow, the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh and Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital very soon.