Children With Cancer Fund
Children With Cancer Fund
Children With Cancer Fund (Polegate)
5 Western Avenue, Polegate, East Sussex, BN26 6EP Tel: 01323 488561
info@childrenwithcancerfund.org.uk Registered Charity No.1110644



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When we grant wishes to children and their families it is often at a time of vulnerability for the families. Louise Pike, the Community Nurse is often the contact with these families. She talks to them about us, and if there is something they want but they don't want the contact with us then she deals with it for us. This is one of the things that puts Louise in our top ten of people, because she knows that we only want to help, so by putting another job on her shoulders she helps us to help the people that need it.

On the other hand there are the families who are happy for us to meet them, but prefer not to have any publicity. This can be for various reasons like, they don't want to be bothered by neighbours who again will only be doing it to help but may impose on their space, or they prefer to understand and get to grips with the illness before they have to tell others about it.

We have learnt this by listening to Louise and the families. Respect, is the main thing, and by doing so some of the families will be very open and appreciative towards us. They know that the general public are the ones who give us the money to grant the wishes and that we have to answer to them. But, in the time we have been doing this not one person has spoken against our policy. We have however always shown groups concerned, letters that we have received from the families once the wish has been granted and they are happy for us to cover up the names or addresses of the families. Thank you for your understanding, and if you would like to know any more please feel free to call us on 01323 488561 or email us at info@childrenwithcancerfund.org.uk





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