Childhood cancer is a devastating disease that unfortunately affects hundred of families per year in the UK alone. 

 

The Isabel Baker Foundation was set up in memory of Isabel Baker who passed away from Leukeamia eight days after her first birthday, after being diagnosed at 3 weeks.

 

Our mission is to financially support bereaved parents of children with cancer, experiencing financial difficulty, in the months following their child's death. We do this by providing grants after referrals from a health care professional.

 

Furthermore we provide food vouchers to oncology parents, experiencing financial difficulty, during prolonged stays in hospital with their child during treatment.

 

Lastly, we work hard to raise awareness of childhood cancer by distributing Early Signs & Symptoms cards and supporting the international ‘Glow Gold - For Childhood Cancer Awareness’ campaign every September. 

 

We currently support familes of children who have received treatment principal treatment hospitals Southampton General Hospital, The John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and Birmingham Children’s Hospital, therefore covering all the ‘local hospiatals’ that these hospitals cover.

 

We would love to expand to more hospitals and reach more people, as we are one of the few charities that provides this kind of support, but we need your help. Check out our fundraising page to find out how you can get involved today.

 

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I have found in the past that it is very difficult to get any financial support for parents following the loss of a child . It makes such a difference to know that the Isabel Baker Foundation will consider a grant following bereavement when parents struggle to cope with their loss as well as with  trying to pay  for a funeral , household bills and not feeling able to work . A grant at this time takes some of the stress away when parents are grieving for their child. 

 

CLIC Sargent Social Worker

 
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