Orbeez fun

04 October 2018

For an extra smiles send out we did Orbeez. Tiny beads that swell in water and can be played with in so many ways and feel really wonderful against your skin. We sent enough to make many many bowl fulls!

Skylah AidanRowan

 

 

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Helping worries

03 October 2018

We know lots of our Pals suffer from anxiety, even those who don’t have worries so in June we decided to have a worry themed month.

Depending on a child’s age and likes we sent fairy worry plaques, worry monsters or creative journals. 

‘A fairy magic changes red to green, gone are your worries, never to be seen’

Issy worryIsla worry

Worry Monsters are cuddly toys, you write your worries on paper and then the monster eats them all up. We sent these to lots of children and Malachi’s mum sent us this message;

“Malachi has been suffering with Mental health issues for over a year and he is under the national Camhs team because our local services assessed him as being “to complex” as he was diagnosed with suicidal ideation, he’s also under weekly private counselling he hasn’t been in school since before Easter due to anxiety & stress causing him serious physical health problems but today this little worry monster turned up on our doorstep sent by Post Pals!

What a blessing this is as Malachi decided he could put his worry’s in and once the monster has eaten them all up he will zip the mouth shut and there gone then once his belly is full malachi with my help will burn the worries away!

What an amazing fantastic little practical way to help him, with all the top professionals involved this has got to be the best practical way we have had to help him! 

Thank you Post Pals your always so amazing”

Malachi Worry

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Lego Joy!

03 October 2018

Through In Kind Direct Post Pals was able to purchase tens of thousands of pounds worth of Lego for around £3000. This was still a big chunk of our donations but we know how much all our Pals love Lego and that normally we can’t afford to send it.

Post Pals HQ turned into a Legostore with Dawn and Steve unable to move in the living room or garage and becoming Lego experts, one would shout a kit number and the other would fetch it and package it for the child we had assigned it too! 

The smiles say everything….

Matilda LEgo

Rowan Lego

Sam lego

Harry Lego

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Kennedy’s trip to Peppa Pig World

01 November 2017

In October we sent Kennedy to Peppa Pig World.

Kennedy and her siblings were sent with an ‘Extra Smiles’ card with a little bit of spending money and a message telling them they are going to Peppa Pig World. We sent them for the weekend, staying in a lovely hotel at the bottom of the drive of the park and with spending money for travel and food, and of course tickets for 2 days park fun!

Kennedy cards

They had an amazing time, I think the smiles say it all.

Kennedy

Kennedy 2

Kennedy 3
If you would like to donate towards another child’s Extra Smile we have a Justgiving page for it here

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Kennedy’s Wish

14 August 2017

Kennedy has been fighting Leukaemia since November 2015. Since then she has had been through lots of treatment, below is a picture of her with her bravery beads. Every single bead is either a treatment (chemotherapy, surgery etc) or a procedure (lumber puncture, port access etc).

Kennedy beads

Kennedy loves Peppa Pig and would love to go to Peppa Pig World. The whole family have had a difficult year and so we would like to send them for the weekend, to have some time away together and lots of fun.

Kennedy family

The total cost for 2 days in the park, a stay at the lovely Mortimer Arms p, food, travel and £15 spending money for each child comes to £385

If you could help sponsor this wish we have a wish fund donation page here

Thank you

 

Kennedy

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Aaron’s wish for a hot tub

27 July 2017

Aaron has Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy and often ends up ventilated in intensive care when he catches an infection.

Aaron with Mickey

His Post Pals wish is for a hot tub as it would make him smile (and he has a BIG smile!) but also because it would be so good for his painful muscles and lung function.

aaronballoons

Tesco current have them reduced to £335, could you donate towards one? When we reach our total check back to this page to see him relaxing in it! If an individual or company sponsors it we can put up a link to your site.

hot tub

The link to donate is here 

 

 

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Izzy’s wish for a unicorn

25 July 2017

Izzy has been in hospital for the past 17 weeks under going intensive chemotherapy.

Her wish to Post Pals was for ‘a fluffy unicorn’ and Shamyla kindly granted that wish, sending a huge snuggly unicorn, tattoos and some other goodies.

We think judging by her smile she loves it!!

Izzy

Izzy unicorn

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Extra Smiles

24 July 2017

Post Pals concentrates on providing day in day out support to the Pals and their family, but once in a while we are able to arrange an ‘Extra Smile’ be it in the form of a day out or granting a wish. Post Pals doesn’t have funding for this so we rely completely on people kindly donating tickets, experiences, any contacts you have that could help us arrange them, or money to help fund them. Maybe you have tickets for something you can’t make or spare ones? Maybe you work somewhere which could provide a happy time or have an idea for an extra smile? If so, please contact us.

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May 2017 – Light Cinema Boxes

24 July 2017

This month we decided to send all of our pals cinema light boxes through the post. These light boxes have been extremely popular recently and we thought that our seriously ill pals would enjoy them too! The video below is just a small taster of how much fun our pals had with their light boxes! They made an absolutely fantastic extra smiles project particularly as our pals were able to write and share fun (some even cheeky!!) messages with their families and friends. Thank you to all of our families who kindly shared their light box photos! We were absolutely inundated with happy photos so we just had to make a small video to cherish them! Here at Post Pals, we make every donation count towards making happy smiles for our pals and this is just one very fine example. Please take the time to enjoy the video below – Thank You.

#postpals #smallcharity #extrasmiles #volunteer #cinemalightboxes #makemomentscount

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Badge appeal for seriously ill children

22 July 2017

Post Pals has sent a lanyard to every single Pal and sibling we help and we are now appealing for help in filling up those lanyards!

Lanyard 3

Could you send a badge to a seriously ill child? It could be from eBay, your collection or ones you pick up on days out- you could even tell the child where it came from or how you came to have the badge.

Badges can be any type, from standard backs or pins to clip ones. Just go to our Find a Pal page, select a child and send them a badge. It couldn’t be easier to make a child smile!

Lanyards

Lanyard 2

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