Send a letter of hope to a family in need

by Welcare in London, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 19th May 2020 we successfully raised £630 ( + est. £112.50 Gift Aid ) with 17 supporters in 56 days

Send a letter of hope to children and families in need of daily essentials. COVID-19 Appeal

by Welcare in London, England, United Kingdom

For 125 years Welcare has served vulnerable babies, children and parents. We want to continue finding ways to give hope to the most in need of support at this time of great anxiety and uncertainty. Our thoughts are particularly with mothers trapped in abusive relationships and our staff continue to work hard to maintain regular contact with them in addition to providing practical help in the form of supermarket vouchers. 

Many of the families we support will be self-isolating and we are concerned for those who were already struggling financially and emotionally including children in poverty whose home lives were already unsettled and filled with anxiety. 

These families will wonder how they can provide a simple lunch and daily essentials for their children. 

From the money we raise through this campaign we will purchase supermarket gift cards to distribute to families in greatest need. 

We will work in partnership together with other local and national agencies to enable us to access financial and practical support and either post this to our families, or where possible arrange to hand over gift cards and food bags.

We continue to work with individual parents and children by answering calls, emails and using other digital channels. We are still working, just differently. 

We continue to accept referrals and offer emotional support to families and children up to the age 13 using technology.

Please join us to create  a world where every child and family is respected, included and resilient, and able to overcome challenges in life. 

Like many of the families Welcare supports, Carly's family had experienced financial hardship which had affected her mother’s mental health.  Carly was over tired and stressed and had begun to self-harm. Welcare offered individual support for Carly and accessed financial support for the whole family.  Carly’s family life is now more stable and she no longer hurts herself.

Will you help us provide daily essentials to families like Carly's to enable us to support children who need them the most? 

£10 gift card- could provide lunch for Carly's family

£50 gift card- could provide toiletries, cleaning products and fresh vegetables for a week

£100 gift card- could provide medicine and three meals a day for two weeks 

Below are some testimonials from our service users. 

“I would recommend Welcare to any family going through problems no matter how big or small. They never once made me feel like my problems or thoughts didn’t matter and always found a solution.”

“ Welcare Team! Thank you so so much for all your help with this tough, horrible time/journey I have had to go through with my daughter, I am so thankful !!!"

"Welcare supported us when things were difficult and they listened. "

"We believe that what our predecessors began, we must take forward for there can be no doubt about the need…We pray that we may be as responsive, imaginative and tenacious as those who have brought us thus far." Winifred Stone OBE, Chair of Welcare (1994)

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Rewards

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£10 or more

£10 Reward

Thank you email from Welcare

£50 or more

1 of 50 claimed

£50 Reward

Receive a thank you email from the family you supported.

£100 or more

0 of 20 claimed

£100 Reward

1 minute of fame. You can record yourself with the reason for your donation and an encouraging message. We will post your video on our social media sites.

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