Sad news- Henry D

25 February 2020

We are very sad to announce Henry has passed away. His Mum Lauren said;

 

“Myself, James and family wanted to share some sad and unexpected news; in the early hours of Wednesday morning Henry sadly passed away.

We are completely heartbroken, devastated, shocked and aching with pain. We were so blessed to have 4 1/2 beautiful years with the most inspirational little boy who taught us so much about life, it was never about time but about quality, and we couldn’t be prouder of the cheeky little diva he became. We will miss him dearly and we feel so honoured to be Henry’s parents.

We wanted to thank you for all your love and support that you have shown to Henry and you myself, Rachel and family”

His Mum sent the photo below with the message

“Morning our post pal family. Myself and Henry have just had the pleasure of opening up all the post and gifts that have been sent to us by some of you on. The kindness, compassion and love we feel from you all is beyond comprehension. It really means the world to myself and Henry that we have so much support. I can honestly say these cards and letters have brightened up our day and our weekend”

Henry

Henry D

27/07/2015-19/02/2020

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January Balloons

25 February 2020

Every January we send a balloon to every single child we support to brighten up such a dull month. We are never sure what creates the most joy- balloons or the giant boxes they come in?

 

Here is a small selection of the 2020 balloon and box smiles!

 

We hope the pictures make you smile too!

 

  

 

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Precious Memories Appeal Update

25 February 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 experience inside a theme park.

Every family invited either has a seriously ill child or has had a child pass away. Lots of the families we support spend large amounts of time split up due to one child being in hospital with a parent and the other back home, so we want to give them chance to create precious memories together. For some of our children, who are connected to ventilators, multiples pumps, and monitors they would never be able to go camping. But with your help we’re going to make it possible for them to have this fun childhood experience.

And it’s so much more than just glamping. It’s a chance for isolated people to make friends, to be around others going through similar things, and most importantly, to create precious family memories away from hospitals.

This fun weekend includes;

-An exclusive camp site with lots of space for kids to run around and an area with games

-Tents with mains power and real beds

-Wild Asia (Part of the theme park) exclusive for 2 hours, one hour of The Kobra ride and one hour of the Dodgems and both hours with the Mayhem house where people run around shooting balls at each other

-An exclusive buffet restaurant (will double up as a play area if the weather is bad)

-A fun childrens entertainer

-An outdoor cinema (weather dependant)

-1 hour unlimited fast pass when the park opens on Sunday morning

-All meals across the 2 days

-2 days in Chessington World of Adventures theme park

The cost for a family of 4 to enjoy this amazing experience is £450. If you sponsor or raise the full cost of a family’s tent we’ll name the tent in your honour by hanging a sign on the tent with your/your group or business name on so each family knows who made their special trip possible. You might even get a photo of the family with their tent as a memento!

And don’t just take our word on what a difference your donation will make. Hear from some of our families;

In 2016 we went to Chessington with Post Pals. We had a wonderful family weekend and made new friends during the trip. Our son Owen was going through a painful time this year but he thrived when he was with others in a similar situation to his. His sister Olivia also loved this trip, loved the accommodation we had, and enjoyed the company with other Post Pals families. In 2018 my daughter went on a trip with Post Pals and had a fantastic time. Her brother was going through too much pain at this point so unfortunately couldnt attend. She loved everything she did with Post Pals that weekend including a create the largest ice cream competition. Later on that year it was planned we would go as a family of 4 on a trip again with Post Pals but unfortunately Owen passed away suddenly. We did still go on the trip as a family of 3 with Post Pals in memory of Owen. Although a sad time as it was the first time going anywhere without Owen, Olivia had a fantastic time and went on the Vampire ride at least 5 times during that weekend. I would like to thank Post Pals for the wonderful family weekends we’ve had. They have created some very wonderful old and new memories.”

Owen and Oliva at Chessington

Please consider sponsoring or fundraising £450 so a family can join this very special Post Pals trip. Give children the chance to enjoy camping, and families the chance to enjoy precious time together, creating memories that will last for a long time afterwards, bringing comfort even on harder days.

Give families the gift of a glamping trip today. Help them escape with an exclusive break when it matters most. 

 

Our Justgiving page

Holly at Chessington

List of sponsored tents (we will regularly update this)

1. Sponsored in remembrance of Jack Edwards for a memorial family

2. Sponsored in remembrance of Jack Edwards for a memorial family

3. Sponsored in remembrance of Jack Edwards for a memorial family

4. Sponsored by Fearne Cotton

5. Sponsored by Emma and Sue from Ecclesiastical

6. Craft auction in remembrance of Maisy McClay

7. Craft auction in remembrance of Maisy McClay

8. Sue Morgan

9. Lyn Clifton

10. Mike and Anna

11. Virtual Runner and Hannah W

12. Isla J Birthday

13. Vikki George Birthday

14. Malachi, Shamyla and Jo Birthdays

15. Birthday donations

16. Birthday donations

17. Craft auction in remembrance of Maisy McClay

18. Craft auction in remembrance of Maisy McClay

19. Sam Morgan and Malachi

20. Lorna Hannigan and Vicky Bolton

21. Kristina and Chris Turner

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