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Granting Summer Wishes

Jul 21, 2021

Earlier this year we launched an appeal to raise £10,000 to raise funds for each shielding Post Pals family to have a small wish granted. After 18 months of shielding life has been even harder than it was before for families. 

Yesterday we reached our target! We’re super busy granting...

Sad news – Lucy P

Apr 12, 2021

Lucy was a Pal back with us in 2006 while suffering with complications following her heart transplant. Lucy’s new heart gave her 15 but sadly the anti rejection medication caused her to develop an aggressive form of cancer and...

Summer Smiles for Shielding Families

Mar 21, 2021

Many of us have been looking forward to June when Covid restrictions will be eased but for families with a seriously ill child they face a second summer strictly shielding at home. Charity days out, respite stays, time at school and external carers have all had to be cancelled and their siblings lives...

Memories of our favourite Post Pals event

Nov 26, 2020

This time 4 years ago we held a Christmas weekend for some Post Pals families.

Families checked into Safari hotel at Chessington World of Adventures and spent the morning in the park. In the afternoon all the children visited Father Christmas and he asked them all what they would like for Christmas....

Christmas 2020 for seriously ill children

Oct 16, 2020

Jingle bells at the ready it’s time to spread some Christmas cheer for seriously ill children.

Post Pals has a few schemes this year which enable volunteers to be assigned a child to make smile. We break it down into 2 categories, Elf and Reindeer.



Birthday card appeal for a very unwell little girl

Sep 21, 2020

Our Pal Anoosha has been in hospital continuously for 5 years now, she is turning 7 soon and as always her birthday will be spent in hospital. We are launching a birthday card appeal to try and make her day as happy as possible, especially...

Precious Memories Appeal – Covid Update

Aug 18, 2020

Post Pals has an adventure planned for our families but we have lots of funds to raise! As a volunteer home run charity, every penny you donate will be spent on our families.

Post Pals is taking families GLAMPING! For a themed...

Russell Howard’s Good News 10 years on

Aug 2, 2020

10 years ago Post Pals was the good news feature at the end of ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’. We really hoped some of the viewers might decide to visit Post Pals and make a child smile. Maybe a handful of viewers would, we had no idea how the feature would change Post...

Zoom sessions with seriously ill children

Aug 2, 2020

Since our families started shielding Post Pals has held as many play sessions on Zoom for the families as we can as all the children we support are even more isolated than before.

We have had dolls tea parties and Lego sessions, as well as a session for...

Sad news – Rueben

Jun 1, 2020

We are very sad to say Rueben W passed away peacefully on the 30th of May with his family around him. Rueben loved animals and this photo is so beautiful.


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