Support parents and carers this Christmas; share your elfie #midnightselfie

Posted on the 5th December 2017

Inspired by the #notanurse_but campaign, parents, carers and celebrities have taken to social media to raise money for WellChild and help highlight the care provided 24/7 to children with complex health needs at home.

Parents caring for a seriously ill child often have to stay awake through the night, monitoring their child to ensure they are safe and well. This can mean several days and nights without any sleep, and this doesn’t stop at Christmas.

The #midnightselfie campaign has had some brilliant support, with posts on social media from parents, carers and celebrities, including ones from Alexandra Burke and Scouting For Girls. Now the campaign has taken a festive turn! Whether it’s putting on a silly Christmas hat, dressing up for a party, wearing a Christmas jumper, or decorating yourself in tinsel, you can get involved.

We’re asking you to say a friendly hello this Christmas by sharing your #midnightselfie with our night owl parents and carers. If you’re out and about, at work on a night shift, at a Christmas party, or at home in your pyjamas, wherever you are, you can support our work.

Take your festive #midnightselfie, share it on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook and text ‘WAKE24 £3’ to 70070 to donate. 

Remember to tag your friends to encourage them to do the same!

#midnightselfie is great because it's not just asking for money to support, its transporting them to the reality of our life.

Hayley, Parent Advisory Group

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