At the end of last year, we donated £10,000 to Tiny Lives to pay for the transport of approximately 350 families in the North of England to and from hospital, to visit their poorly babies, for a whole year.
Tiny Lives Trust’s transport scheme enables parents to spend invaluable time with their sick children by removing the financial burden of transport. In July 2022 the charity saw a 100% increase in the need for their vital transport support scheme, compared with July 2021.
Our donation will buy hospital parking permits for parents with a car and pay for public transport travel passes for those that don’t, and for those in the greatest hardship, help with fuel costs.
Our support for the charity continued this month as TT2 team members spent the day volunteering at the charity’s HQ.
The team helped pack Parent Packs. Each family receives a pack, upon admission to the unit. The packs include useful items to make their stay easier such as travel mugs, toiletries, tissues, hand cream, lip balm, mints and a note pad & pen.
One team member said: “I really enjoyed my day at Tiny Lives. It was really interesting to hear and learn more about how the parent packs provide such a positive impact to the families upon admission to the unit.”
Another said: “It was a lovely & rewarding experience getting to work with Tiny Lives for the day, and their team made sure we had everything we needed.”
There’s many ways you can get involved, support and donate to the charity. Learn more on their website here.
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