Support 10 Orpington families

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Support 10 Orpington families

Support 10 Orpington families

The Chris Aked Foundation By The Chris Aked Foundation

We're a small Kent charity supporting children of families dealing with cancer and other life-affecting illnesses.

Orpington Idea stage

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Our support will help the children of families dealing with cancer and other life-affecting illnesses, giving them a chance to make precious memories together, to provide some normality and respite, and support to process their emotions through such a difficult time. It costs an average of £500 to support a family through memory-making days, activities and counselling/play therapy. With your support we could support another 10 local families.

What we'll deliver:

  • Support to 10 local families
  • Memory making activities (theme parks, days out etc)
  • Counselling & play therapy

Why it's a great idea:

The Chris Aked Foundation was set up in 2018 after an Orpington woman, Kirsty Aked, lost her husband Chris to bowel cancer at only 33 years old. During Chris' illness it became apparent that there was a lack of support for children during the time their families were dealing with life-affecting illnesses. All areas of these children's lives are impacted by their parent or sibling's diagnosis, and sometimes treatment can last for years (not necessarily with a terminal outcome) and they can be overlooked at a time when they need the most support. We aim to provide that support to children from the moment their family member is diagnosed.

Steps to get it done:

  • Support 5 local families
  • Support 10 local families

Location Orpington

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Council

London Borough of Bromley

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How will the money be spent?Total £5,442

Support 1 family with memory-making/activities - £500 (9%)
Support 1 family with memory-making/activities - £500 (9%)
Support 1 family with memory-making/activities - £500 (9%)
Support 1 family with memory-making/activities - £500 (9%)
Support 1 family with memory-making/activities - £500 (9%)
Support 1 family with memory-making/activities - £500 (9%)
Support 1 family with memory-making/activities - £500 (9%)
Support 1 family with counselling/play therapy - £500 (9%)
Support 1 family with counselling/play therapy - £500 (9%)
Support 1 family with counselling/play therapy - £500 (9%)
Other - £442 (8%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

9%
Support 1 family with memory-making/activities
£500
9%
Support 1 family with memory-making/activities
£500
9%
Support 1 family with memory-making/activities
£500
9%
Support 1 family with memory-making/activities
£500
9%
Support 1 family with memory-making/activities
£500
9%
Support 1 family with memory-making/activities
£500
9%
Support 1 family with memory-making/activities
£500
9%
Support 1 family with counselling/play therapy
£500
9%
Support 1 family with counselling/play therapy
£500
9%
Support 1 family with counselling/play therapy
£500
8%
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£442
  • Spacehive fees
    £257
  • Transaction fees
    £134
  • VAT
    £51

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Support more local families

Total £5,442

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