BUY A SERVICE

It’s Good 2 Give provides practical support, in some ways the support may seem so simple and easy, but has had a massive effect and received very gratefully by the families involved.

Some of the things we do are:

Parents’ Packs

All the essentials plus a little bit more for that unexpected stay in hospital. From shower gel to lip balm, packet of soft tissues to a notepad and pen. These packs cost £100 to make up but are invaluable to the person receiving.

Stamps

£60 could buy 100 first class stamps so we can include some in the parents packs to send off any notes to friends and relatives.

Nutritional snacks

Smoothies, icecream, fruit, cheese and biscuits: parents and patients need their energy at this hard time. These are readily available in ward 2’s kitchen, free of charge. It costs £300 per month to supply.

Practical support

In 2013 we introduced ironing vouchers (max 4 per family) to give to parents to help with that often time consuming household task.  We also help where we can with gardening maintenance for families whose children are in-patients. £30 per week would cover a families ironing, done by a recommended ironing company close to you.

Requests

A phone to call friends, or a laptop to keep on top of schoolwork, vital repairs to a car to keep the family mobile: we can’t promise but we always try. These costs do vary and we want to do as much as we can for the families.

Magazines

Ever sat in a waiting room reading a magazine to find out the information its giving you is 2 years old? We provide magazines for the ward, ranging from home and lifestyle to sports and fitness to weekly gossip magazines. A Vogue subscription costs us approximately £40 and Home and Garden £29. These are replenished on a regular basis and may need replaced due to infection control.

Can you help buy a service today? You can make a young persons stay and their family a bit more comfortable by clicking here to support this appeal.

Many many thanks for your support.