We are a small charity, formed in 2011, who aim to assist in relieving hardship for families who include young people with Osteosarcoma. We want to improve the mental wellbeing of young Osteosarcoma patients by giving them the opportunity to have a day out as a family.
Where the cancer occurs in the leg the Trust will pay for transportation which can accommodate the young person’s needs (taxi with wheelchair space/leg rest etc.) and the cost of a day out.
Where the cancer occurs in other parts of the body, donations will be made for a day out for the family.
Referrals will be made to the charity by the CLIC Sargent teams throughout England. After initial support for active osteosarcoma cases, families can reapply every 6 months (again via CLIC Sargent) should care become paliative.
Initially we'd hoped to raise funds to help familes referred by CLIC Sargent at the RVI in Newcastle upon Tyne. Within 8 months we're delighted to be supporting families some of the 12 centres in the UK. We're growing quickly.
Our DREAM is to fund raise for vehicles for use by families which can accommodate seriously disabled children at a time of desperate need.
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