WEAR BLUE FOR CHARLIE 2016!
We are a charity that was created in honor of one very special and truly courageous little boy ‘Charlie Cookson’ who sadly lost his battle in October 2013 to an undiagnosed illness at the tender age of two and a half. Our foundation continues to grow from strength to strength because of the great guidance and strength Charlie gives to us all to continue in helping many more families .
We understand how difficult life can become when you have had to reduce your working hours or in fact leave your employment, as your child requires 24-hour care. We aim to raise awareness of the difficulties faced by parents, and carers who care for seriously ill children, and campaign to improve the quality of life of sick and seriously ill children, working with professionals to play an active part in the design and development of services to ensure the needs of parents, carers and children are heard and considered. So far, we have been honored to support 16 very brave and inspiring families.
For a second year running, in honor of our inspirational little angel, we were able to mark Charlie’s special day (his 5th Birthday) through holding our annual #wearblueforcharlie month.
This momentous event helps us not only to raise vital awareness and much needed funds for our unique foundation but to allows us to truly celebrate the incredibly courageous life that our brave little angel led and also remember the great memories he shared with his family and friends along the way. Charlie had an effect on many people, most of whom he had not even met and he continues to do so through his foundation. #thecharlieeffect
We are still so overwhelmed by all the incredible support we received and all the amazing pictures that were shared with us of everyone wearing their blue colours for Charlie. Our grand total raised was an outstanding £2,680.66p!!!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR EVER VALUED SUPPORT!!!