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A look back at our WellChild Family Events

This year WellChild Families have been having lots of fun making new friends and memories at events that have involved climbing mountains, meeting animals, sailing and visiting the Circus! Mountain Rescue 2017 In July, families...

Posted 14 Dec 2017

Family Events

Tonik refer-a-friend scheme supports WellChild this Christmas

Putting a positive twist on referral schemes this Christmas, Tonik Energy will donate £100 to WellChild for every successful refer-a-friend sign up. Starting on Wednesday 6th December, Tonik aims to raise £100,000 for our work...

Posted 13 Dec 2017

Four year old Corey-Jaii’s garden makeover

Corey-Jaii has Moebius Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder that affects the muscles in the face causing paralysis. He is very sensitive to light as he cannot close his eyes or blink properly. He also has...

Posted 12 Dec 2017

The family garden after the garden makeover

Solutions for improving medication safety at home for families

A joint event sponsored by Medicines for Children and MedsIQ saw child health professionals and parents work together to develop ideas for practical solutions and interventions to improve medication safety at home for families. The...

Posted 10 Dec 2017

medication safety at home

New resources for parents launched as part of Medicine Safety Day

The Medicines for Children website provides practical and reliable advice about giving medications to your child. Produced by WellChild, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group (NPPG), the...

Posted 01 Dec 2017

Medicine Safety

Autumn Budget 2017 all style, but no comfort

Once again, families of children and young people with serious health needs are ignored by a budget containing plenty of headline grabbers, but very little comfort. Chancellor Phillip Hammond pledged an extra £2.8bn in funding...

Posted 23 Nov 2017

Autumn Budget 2017

Garden Makeover and Sensory Playroom for 5 year old Jack

Jack has a diagnosis of Lowes Syndrome which means he has severe visual impairment, epilepsy, kidney problems and autistic spectrum disorder. He has limited life expectancy. Jack has difficulties with his mobility and is at...

Posted 17 Nov 2017