“Throughout a prolonged hospital admission Kindred staff visited and supported us daily on the ward. That warm, reassuring, professional presence helped us through our darkest moments.” Fiona, mother of a four year old girl with cerebral palsy, epilepsy and encephalopathy. “I have received free counselling which saved my sanity and probably my marriage. I am now much more able to cope. Thank you.” Elaine, mother of a nine year old with Severe Brittle Asthma, requiring multiple emergency admissions. Other donation methods are available The difference your money can make: £5 will pay for a Helpline worker to answer an initial enquiry and assess a family’s most urgent needs £30 will pay for a therapeutic massage session to calm a child while they are in hospital £75 will cover the costs of an intensive counselling session for a parent in crisis £200 covers room hire, tea/coffee, travel costs and child care for a Parents’ Group session £568 provides 1 week of a hospital-based Information and Advocacy Worker. A one-off gift will support Kindred’s work now, while a regular donation will also help us to plan and develop new services for families. Remember that if you are a PAYE tax payer, ticking the Gift Aid box means the taxman adds 25% to your donation, at no cost to you! A convenient and safe way to donate to us is through JustGiving. Simply enter the amount you would like to donate where it currently shows 25 and click on the button next to it. You’ll then be taken to the Just Giving site to complete your donation.