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Financial support to Neuroblastoma families

by Mitchell's Miracles in Romford, England, United Kingdom

£240

 
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+ est. £1.25
£5,000 target 11 days left
4% 11 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 16th December 2020 at 11:59pm

We are raising money to help families affected by Neuroblastoma especially during a pandemic. We want to support as many families in the UK.

by Mitchell's Miracles in Romford, England, United Kingdom

Mitchell's Miracles - Supporting Families Affected By Neuroblastoma Financially and Emotionally

Kristel is Mum to Mitchell who gained his angel wings in August 2012 after a brave fight against Neuroblastoma.  Not only was the emotional impact devastating to the whole family, but the financial impact took its toll too.

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Our Aim:

In a perfect world, Neuroblastoma wouldn’t exist, children wouldn’t have to go through the pain of treatment and spend long periods in hospital, parents wouldn’t have to go through the emotional strain of watching a child go through something so dreadful at such a tender age or be forced to encounter the financial stress of what cancer creates and charities such as Mitchell’s Miracles wouldn’t have to provide the assistance that is so desperately needed. 

However, until a cure is found, this is the reality for so many families across the UK, so we will continue to work as hard as we can to remove at least some of the pressure and provide some light at the end of the tunnel. 

The finances we would receive would go straight towards individual families going through this difficult time, to help them with their own needs and hopefully continue to help as many families as we can.

We want to CrowdFund because we  have helped around 60 families a year so far but our aim is to help EVERY family devastated by Neuroblastoma, because no family should be left out.  Our fundraising has stopped because of Covid 19 so we have had to find alternative ways of bringing in financial help for our families, we know we can do this with your help.

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Why support us?

The finances we would receive would go straight towards individual families going through this difficult time, to help them with their own needs and hopefully continue to help as many families as we can.

Currently around 100 families are affected by Neuroblastoma each year and in 2020 we have helped 50 of them so far, our aim is to support every single one so that no one misses out on the financial and emotional impact that our charity can provide.

We may be a small charity but our hearts are huge and Kristel has first hand of what it is like to go through something so devastating.

Mitchell’s Miracles as a charity was born out of the love and memory of a child, the understanding and knowledge of a parent that has been in the position of those that we are attempting to  help, so the experience, awareness and understanding gained from those that lead on the services we offer, puts us in a unique position to effectively support the families that approach us for help. 

This is why we believe in the importance of our work and in the projects and services that we offer. 

This is especially significant at present, with Covid-19 creating so much anxiety and worry for people throughout the country, being responsible for a child undergoing treatment for cancer, which makes them especially vulnerable, will of course heighten the stress for these parents, and these are individuals already emotionally and physically exhausted by the strain that comes with Neuroblastoma.

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What the money will be used for:

If we reach our target, we will be able to help every family affected by Neuroblastoma in the next six months in some way.

This can be through emotional support, bereavement grants or financially for household bills and transport costs to and from hospital.

With our help, families can feel less pressured when they lose their jobs or need transport to and from hospital so that they can concentrate on giving their child the care they need.

What we do:

Mitchell’s Miracles was founded by Kristel on the 4th July 2013, to promote and protect the physical and mental health of children suffering from Neuroblastoma childhood cancer in the UK through the provision of financial assistance, support and practical advice, and to advance the education of the general public in all areas relating to Neuroblastoma in children.

Neuroblastoma is a rare type of cancer, that affects the adrenal glands, and mostly affects babies and young children. It affects around 100 children each year in the UK and is most common in children under the age of 5. 

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Due to the global pandemic, our fundraising activities have come to an abrupt halt so we have had to rely on outside financial help through grants and donations from foundations and the public.  This is a wonderful thing but unfortunately it is not enough to help support the families contending with this type of cancer.

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In 2019, we were incredibly lucky to have worked with every specialist children's cancer hospital in the UK which we couldn't have done without the support of donations, trusts and sponsors so us as a charity, and the families highly rely on the support of others to continue this achievement.

Meet the team

Mitchell's Miracles is a small charity, founded by CEO Kristel Huth and employs two trust fund officers, David Denison and Jade Foster-Jerrett, two fundraisers, Kim and Shannon and an emotional support officer, Lisa Denison.

We have 6 trustees.

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Rewards:

£5 - a huge pat on the back from us

£10 - a shout out on social media and email

£20 - Gift bag of branded pens, car smelly, tote bag (kids hamper)

£50 -  All of the above plus charity t-shirt

£300 - sponsor a family, keep up to date with their progress and how your donation has helped them plus all of the above.

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Challenges

If we don't hit our target, we will struggle to reach out to families in need of our help.  Not everyone knows that Mitchell's Miracles is there to help so it is vital we create awareness of what we do.

The pandemic has affected our fundraising projects so in order to continue to provide financial and emotional support for as many families affected by Neuroblastoma as possible, we need donations to replace what we would have ultimately achieved with sponsorship.

Please back our project so that we can continue to provide the Mitchell's Miracles mission in these troubling times.

We are truly grateful for anything you can give right now.

Lots of Love

Team Mitchell

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£300 or more

£300 Reward

When you donate £300 to our project, you will be supporting one family in need. We are so grateful to you that we will keep you updated of the family's progress (anonymously for their safe guarding) and how your donation has helped them.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

When you donate £5 to our project we will give you a great big pat on the back, socially distanced of course! Every penny matters.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

We will give you a huge shout out on social media and if you are a business, we will make sure to tag your pages to say thank you.

£20 or more

0 of 50 claimed

£20 Reward

Mitchell's Miracles will send you a gift bag with our car freshener, pen and trolley token in our exclusive tote bag.

£50 or more

0 of 50 claimed

£50 Reward

All of the above - a pat on the back, a shout out, a gift bag plus our charity t-shirt.

Let's make 'Financial support to Neuroblastoma families' happen

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