Imagine lying in the dark listening for your child to stop breathing. Imagine never being able to sleep, always being on edge, waiting. I don’t want to imagine it, it is unbearable. Yet night after night for Hope House and Ty Gobaith mums and dads this is their reality. It is exhausting and painful.

Our nurses give so much love and care to children during respite stays but it is expensive - it costs us £1,300 to look after a child for 24 hours but the impact it has on families is priceless.

I wish we could do more, but tragically we cannot afford to without regular donations. If you signed up to give a regular gift it would mean that we would have the financial security to employ more nurses today and provide even more support to families who need us now and in the future.

One mum told me that regular respite stays with us is the only thing that stops her from becoming too exhausted to care for her daughter the rest of the time. It made me realise just how important respite is; it isn’t a luxury, it is a necessity and I believe that together we can do more to help.

Sadly, more and more families need us. This year we need to raise an additional £250,000 to be able to help everyone. If you share our vision to ensure that no family faces the death of their child alone, can you spare between £5 and £10 a month to help?

If you can, please click the button below to set up a regular donation online.

Your support means the world to the children and families we care for, I know because that’s what they tell me every day.

Warm wishes

 Simi Epstein

Director of Fundraising

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