Our Campaigns for 2017 / 2018
Royal Society for Blind Children Our current campaign
This month Little Lives UK is supporting the Royal Society for Blind Children. RSBC estimate there are 185 families with blind children in Wandsworth. Without support, too many of these children face a future of poverty and loneliness.
Currently, nine out of 10 blind children won’t have a long-term job when they grow up. Most will never have someone to share their life with.
With the right support, we can change this. It starts with RSBC’s Family Workers. Vicky, the RSBC’s local Family Worker for South London is there to offer a listening ear and a comforting hand from the moment parents are told their child is blind. And for as long as a family needs their expert advice, RSBC Workers are on hand to help them confidently support their blind child’s learning and development at home, in school, and through community activities like sport.
It costs £500 for Vicky to give a full year of support to one local blind child and his or her family. By donating today, you will ensure more Wandsworth children living with sight loss have the support of Vicky and RSBC to help them build the skills, friendships, and self-belief to achieve their dreams.
St Christopher’s Diamond Fund June 2018 - You have helped us to raise in total £1214
St Christopher’s Fellowship is a registered charity providing care, accommodation and support to disadvantaged and homeless young people through their children’s homes, supported housing schemes and fostering placements. Many of their projects and services are based in London, but they also support young people in Sandwell, Bedford and on the Isle of Man.
Through the Diamond Fund, their young people can receive small grants to enable them to take up opportunities to access education, training and employment (ETE). This could be things such as a suit for a job interview, a travel card for the first month of employment (until they get paid), enrolment fees for further education college, books, tools, hair-dressing equipment, protective clothing, small grants to help people set up in business, clothing for interviews, sewing machine, cooking utensils, music instruments, and so much more.
You can give their young people the helping hand they need on their way to success. Providing a young person with even a very small grant can make a huge difference; many of the young people they work with simply need someone to believe in them.
To find out more about St Christopher’s, please visit www.stchris.org.uk
Makaton Training Course Funded May 2018
Support the Voiceless
Littles Lives UK is currently raising money for Makaton training courses held at the Band Organisation.
What is Makaton?
Makaton is a language programme designed to give individuals who cannot communicate efficiently by speaking a means of communication. The Makaton language programme is used with individuals affected by autism, sown syndrome, language impairments, including stroke patients.
The money raised will help funds training programmes at the Band Foundation. The donations will contribute to bettering lives of children and individuals suffering from language impairments. Such individuals will be taught language and literacy skills, skills that will help them lead normal lives.
To see Lucas walk Funded December 2017
Lucas’ parents started physical rehabilitation as soon as they could. He first started to reach out after toys. Now at 3 years old, with help, Lucas is able to stand up. But he needs 3 weeks of further rehabilitation, to get him on his feet. This will cost £875. His parents cannot afford his rehab as they have financial difficulties. We have decided to get involved and we believe that with your help, we will see Lucas on his feet one day very soon.
Help Lea to sit on her own Funded August 2017
Lea’s parents are now looking for £620 to pay for further physical therapy. Lea is now 5 years old and despite her condition she is a very smiley girl who is excited about life.
Her parents are hoping to use the money to send Lea to therapy so that she can move on her own and their dream is that she will then be able to sit on her own.
Please help us to make that dream come true.