Apr 13 2015
We at the Charlie Cookson Foundation are a South Shields based registered charity that financially supports the parents of seriously ill children with life limiting conditions.
A charity that was created in honor of one very special and truly courageous little boy ‘Charlie Cookson’ who sadly lost his battle in October 2013 to an undiagnosed illness at the tender age of two and a half. Our foundation has recently celebrated its one-year anniversary and continues to grow from strength to strength.
We understand how difficult life can become when you have had to reduce your working hours or in fact leave your employment, as your child requires 24-hour care. We aim to raise awareness of the difficulties faced by parents, and carers who care for seriously ill children, and campaign to improve the quality of life of sick and seriously ill children, working with professionals to play an active part in the design and development of services to ensure the needs of parents, carers and children are heard and considered. So far, we have been honored to support 13 very brave and inspiring families.
This year, in honor of our inspirational little angel, we would like to mark Charlie’s special day (his 4th Birthday) and continue this as an annual event each year through holding a very special ‘Charlie Day’ where any business, school, organisation or individual participating would pay just £1 to ‘Wear blue for Charlie’ on his birthday which will be Monday 13th April. We would also like to encourage any additional fundraising activities of which you wish to do within your workplace, organisation or even you as an individual on the day too. For example, cake stalls, colouring competitions, cookery, arts and crafts, tombolas, raffles or whatever other fundraising ideas you may have.
This will help raise even more funds for the inspirational families we support and allow us to relief these inspiring families of the great financial pressures they feel when caring for their seriously ill child. We are sure this is exactly how Charlie would also love to see people celebrating his birthday too.
If your School, businesses, organisation or even just you as an individual are interested in taking part in this event please do get in touch. As a charity it would be such a privilege to work with many of our supporters for this special occasion in order to help raise more much needed funds for our foundation as well as mark the birthday of this very special little angel who continues to inspire us all each and every day. We hope for all children within our community to grow up knowing all about Charlie and all the incredible things he has created for other children just like him.
IF YOU DO WISH TO TAKE PART PLEASE DOWNLOAD YOUR REGISTRATION FORM FROM OUR WEBSITE AND EMAIL OR POST BACK TO US BY MONDAY 6TH APRIL 2015.
Occasions – A Birthday
Event Contact Details
PO BOX 211 , South Shield, Tyne & Wear. NE33 9EQ