Since the Charlie Cookson Foundation began back in 2013 in memory of our beautiful and inspirational Angel Charlie Cookson our unique foundation feel so very proud to have financially supported 28 phenomenal CCF families all over the UK and Northern Ireland so far giving away an outstanding total of £84,222 43p….relieving them of the great financial burdens they face when caring for a child with a life limiting conditions.
With the objects of our foundation being:
* PROVIDING FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO FAMILIES WITH A CHILD WITH A LIFE-LIMITING CONDITION WHICH REQUIRES 24 HOUR NURSING CARE OR SPECIALIST FACILITIES SO THAT THE PARENTS OR CARERS MAY NEED HELP FOR THE CHILD.
*PROVIDING SUPPORT, INFORMATION, GUIDANCE AND ADVICE TO THESE FAMILIES
*WORKING WITH PROFESSIONALS IN LOCAL HOSPITALS TO HELP ESTABLISH AND MEET THE NEEDS OF THESE FAMILIES
*RAISING PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE DIFFICULTIES FACED BY PARENTS AND CARERS IN THESE FAMILIES
*PROVIDING A FURTHER FINANCIAL GRANT TO THE PARENTS PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED UPON BEREAVEMENT OF THEIR SICK CHILD, ADDRESSING THEIR FINANCIAL BURDENS AT THIS TIME.
The Charlie Cookson Foundation know first hand the great difficulties these families face after we spent two and half years fighting for a better quality of life for our Charlie.
We had to reduce our working hours to care for Charlie full-time and know only too well how difficult it can be coping with the stresses and strains of everyday life on top of caring for a seriously ill child.
When our worst nightmare came true and our beautiful boy passed away, we set up the Charlie Cookson Foundation in his honour to offer financial support to families of children with serious illnesses struggling just like we once did. A charity like no other!
Meet our ever growing CCF Families pictured below as we strive to financially support many more…