“Our lives are happier for sharing our sad times with you”- Sue, Mum to Pal Harry G, aged 4, Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome
“I’m so happy to help spread the Post Pals word! What a great idea! It is so easy to make a kid smile. Just send an email, a card or even a gift to make a kids day!! Get on the website and spread the word and make someone happy!! Keep the good work up Post Pals” – Fearne Cotton, TV presenter
“Anna-Mae gets such enormous pleasure from receiving mail from all around the world; it’s difficult to put into words. She see’s the people that sends mail as her friends, and because of this her confidence has grown. It has even opened a door for making friends at school, as she takes her mail into school to show her class so making an opening to talk about herself and her problems in a very positive way. Her confidence in herself and her abilities has also grown, as she loves to reply to the mail. (time allowing)”- Anne, Mum to Pal Anna Mae C, aged 10, Charcot-Marie-Tooth (Muscular Dystrophy)
“Talking about Post Pals has encouraged tolerance and understanding in my class. It also gave a few of the children the motivation and opportunity to discuss siblings with illness/disabilities. One boy in my class has a severely brain damaged older brother. He had never mentioned this in school before and I think he may have been embarrassed or worried about other peoples reactions. During one lesson about Post Pals he started to share about his brother. The class reacted very maturely and asked sensible questions about him. This greatly helped this boy to express his feelings about having a disabled brother and was very beneficial for him” – Nicky Walker, Primary school teacher.
“I think Post Pals is great. I’m blind so not many people send me post. When I get home from boarding school on Fridays I love getting my Post Pals mail and presents, it’s the best thing about the weekend. My mum reads everything to me and I’ve made lots of new friends all over England.”- Pal Stephanie W, aged 15, Juvenile Battern Disease.
“What an incredible achievement. This website is fantastic and we are so proud to have played a very small part in it.”- Sarah Robbins, Princes Trust Head Office.
“When James was first diagnosed he was really miserable because of his treatment and subsequently due to some abscesses he developed. One thing that really perked him up was the attention of the Post Pals girls. Apart from the fact that he received cards and gifts, the messages that they wrote gave him the strength to keep himself together. Often the cards were handmade and he was delighted with the effort people had gone to just because he was ill. Two and half years on, James is still getting cards and his twin sister is good friends with a lot of the girls who sent them. Such a simple idea has paid dividends in contributing to James’ recovery. It is said that people who are prayed for stand more chance of recovery, but I believe that those who are supported by people such as the Post Pals team have their chances multiplied 10-fold.”- Jon, Dad to Pal James R, aged 12, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.
“Post Pals is a fantastic idea. Sam loves opening his post, all the lovely cards and gifts have brightened many an otherwise grey day. Everyone has been so kind and caring, and it means a lot to us.” – Emma, Mum to Pal Sam M, aged 3, Epilepsy.
“Hello girls! I just wanted to say thanks again for visiting Jacob’s and signing his guestbook. You always leave such nice messages and I love to read them everytime you send them. You girls are so young and doing such an amazing job. Keep up the great work. You hold a special place in my heart.” – Angela, Mum to Jacob 20/09/2003-19/02/2005
“Jamie has been spoiled throughout his treatment, with gifts from friends and family. When the Post Pals mail started to come through, I was worried that he wouldn’t notice it much, as it was mostly cards. I was surprised that Jamie enjoyed his cards, postcards and letters. He was most thrilled with a Valentine’s card from someone!!!! I was most touched by a card from a boy in Afghanistan, which was homemade, and simple. On the front was a world, with children holding hands, and it said “Peace” on it.” – Kelly, Mum to Pal Jamie, 14/4/2000 – 31/7/2005, Neuroblastoma.