Daily Mail Charity

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  1. The Daily Mail Xmas charity giveaway sponsored by Royal Bank of Scotland has just been launched in today's paper. There is a chance for one children's charity to get £100,000 and for 90 others to receive £10000.

    The more nominations charities get the more likely they are to receive a donation– please would you consider nominating ACT: The Association for Children's Palliative Care. The electronic link to the Mail story is below.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=495079&in_page_id=1770

    You can email nominations to [email protected] Or send a letter to RBS Daily Mail charity campaign, PO Box 241, Alton, Hants, GU34 9BE

    More information about ACT:
    ACT is the only organisation working across the UK to achieve a better quality of life and care for every life-limited or life-threatened child or young person and their family. providing them with the information they need to access the best care and support.
    Life-limiting conditions are those for which there is no reasonable hope of cure and from which children or young people will die. Some of these conditions cause progressive deterioration rendering the child increasingly dependent on parents and carers.
    Life-threatening conditions are those for which curative treatment may be feasible but can fail, such as children with cancer.
    Over 25,000 children or young people in the UK are unlikely to reach adulthood due to a complex health condition. Half of these children will have substantial palliative care needs and over 5,000 will die every year.
    Children's palliative care is­ an active and total approach to care, embracing physical, emotional, social and spiritual elements. It focuses on enhancement of quality of life for the child and support for the whole family and includes the management of distressing symptoms, provision of respite and care from diagnosis through death and bereavement.
    ACT supports a children’s palliative care professional and family membership across the UK and provides a national helpline and information service.
    ACT produces a range of publications and resources, including care pathways for life-limited or life-threatened children and young people, and publishes the International Journal for Children’s Palliative Care.
    ACT takes a lead on lobbying and campaigning for sustainable children’s palliative care services and plays a key role in ensuring that the needs of all affected children and their families are heard.
    ACT has a UK website www.act.org.uk, and manages the International Children’s Palliative Care Network website www.icpcn.org.uk
    ACT is a registered charity and registered company. Registered Charity No: 1075541 Company Registration No: 3734710 England.
    www.act.org.uk

    Many thanks for reading this - hope you will consider supporting ACT - but if not then why not nominate other children's charities.
     

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