The charity Remembering Rebecca was set up after our daughter Rebecca Sands sadly died at the age of 21 months.
Rebecca had a rare brain condition called lissencephaly and she was given only 2 years to live. Rebecca was very different to other children. She was unable to communicate, feed and had problems with her sight. It became very clear that as family, to get Rebecca everything that she needed would be a fight so we decided to fundraise to provide Rebecca with an adapted car seat, specialist toys and also to create a sensory room. With help of family and friends we raised an amazing £20,000- which certainly ensured that she had the best possible life even though it was going to be short.
Shortly after Rebecca died we decided that we wanted to put our fundraising skills into helping other families so the charity Remembering Rebecca was created. Yellow being the colour – as that was the colour Rebecca could see and a balloon as the logo to symbolise Rebecca flying high in heaven.
So what do we do ……..
We fund equipment for local children with brain related conditions. The main requests we get are for adapted bikes, mainly for children with cerebral palsy. These bikes are in the region of £2,000 each but give the child the freedom and ability to be able to experience bike riding.
We also supply a lot of ppod chairs which are chairs that offer comfort and support for children- similar to a bean bag but with a £800 price tag attached
Recently we started the creating memories project which focuses on providing activities and days out for families and for siblings of children who are ill or disabled. This year we have offered pizza making parties, pamper parties, mascot at the boro game. Respite holidays at a haven caravan.
Our charity is run by 6 volunteers – so all the money that is raised goes directly to the children and families. We don’t have any big businesses to back us or corporate sponsors, but what we do have is a huge group of supporters and families that we have helped who want to make a difference to the lives of others.
Thank you for nominating Remembering Rebecca as your chosen charity.
All the information required for the event will be emailed to you upon registration.
|Event Date||29-05-2016 9:30 am|
|Event End Date||29-05-2016 6:00 pm|
|Cut off date||27-05-2016 6:00 pm|
|Attachment||Sponsor Form 2015.pdf|