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Lifting Cares Away pack

stickmen_family_coloured_tshirts-600-x-441pxTo keep our messaging to supporters’ fresh and interesting we are producing a series of booklets focusing on specific issues that our families struggle with – starting with mental health.

We know from our own research that over 70% of the families we help are suffering from a mental health issue. This is often as a result of other problems they are struggling with such as severe and long term illness, bereavement, disability and domestic violence.

Storybook 1 - Lifting Cares Away

“For a few wonderful days, the pressure of life was lifted”. Click to read our story


Sadly, for many of the families we help this isn’t a temporary problem but a way of life. This can put enormous strain on relationships, making it difficult to relate to others or care for loved ones, and in some cases even leave the house.



Thankfully we and our supporters are here to offer welcome respite, a new sense of optimism and hope for the future. Indeed, for many of the children we help, a short break or day trip offers the chance to go away for the very first time. The joy of simply seeing other people smile in the park or at the seaside can lift them out of their everyday cares and worries, and enrich their lives forever.


Click here to read the appeal in full.