In August 2023 Welcare in East Surrey was awarded £3750 from Cash For Kids to be spent improving the life of 75 of our referred children by purchasing items for them that they most need.
Since being awarded this grant, we have been able to support our East Surrey families in a number of ways, including family days out, buying sensory toys and equipment, buying Christmas presents, and helping pay for warm clothes and household essentials for the winter.
We are delighted to share with you the feedback from some of the families that we have supported through this funding.
Godstone Farm Day Out
‘Welcare paid for tickets for me to be able to take my daughter and her 2 siblings to Godstone Farm for her birthday. It really made her day for us to be able to go out and spend a day out in the sunshine. If it wasn’t for Welcare funding the tickets, I wouldn’t have been able to afford to take them to Godstone Farm for the day, so it made a massive difference for us all thank you.’
Chessington World of Adventures Day Out
Welcare works with another family where the mother has a disability and lives in supported accommodation with a carer. Her daughter does not live with her. Welcare was able to use the Cash For Kids grant to fund a day out for mum, daughter and carer to Chessington World of Adventures. The daughter had never been to a theme park as this was something that was beyond their means. Without Cash for Kids she would not have had this shared experience with her mother.
Zoya & Agata’s Story
Mum, Zoya, and her daughter, Agata, aged 4, were referred to Welcare by her Agata’s nursery school.
Agata has a hearing problem which resulted in delays to her speech and language development and additional needs which included hurting herself when she was anxious, constantly demanding attention and not wanting to leave her mother’s side. Apart from the brief respite while Agata attended nursery Zoya found it impossible to get anything done during the day.
Read their whole story and how we helped, by following this link.
Hampton Court Ice Skating
As well as providing us with £3750 funding to support the above families, we were also given tickets for a Cash for Kids ice skating event at Hampton Court Palace to gift to a few families. They all had fabulously festive day out and were so grateful for the special family time together at Christmas.
A big THANK YOU to Cash for Kids for enabling us to support families in these ways. It really helps them to have positive and happy memories together and makes a lasting difference to their lives.