‘Small Charity Week – Big Impact Day’
During lockdown Cheshire Buddies have continued to support disabled children, young people and their families.
We have spoken to over 150 parent carers on a regular basis, delivered 205 bags of happiness containing games, toys, activities and arts and crafts materials. We have supported families in crisis and made 37 referrals to the food banks.
Families have found the whole situation very hard. parents have told us:
“He hasn’t been out of the house – really scared about catching the virus He watches the News every night to find out what is going on.”
“I am going to struggle to get him back to school in September.”
“This lock down has seriously affected her mental health, her routine and structure to the day is completely turned around-I really need some help.”
“He is really level headed but during these last few weeks he has had a few melt downs – totally out of character, as a parent it has also dragged me down, like so many other parents, supporting 24/7 for so many weeks has been challenging to say the least – can’t wait for things to change so that we can get out and about and doing things- it really will help to get the children active again.”
“As a parent I am stressed and depressed and can’t wait to meet up with others again – it really is the medicine that I need to help me.”
Cheshire Buddies are a registered charity, and we are here to offer help and support to local families with a disabled child.
For more information contact a member of the Buddies team, by emailing email@example.com