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Who We Help

We use the funds of the charity to support children and their families who are facing similar challenges to those we experienced with Evie. We aim to support sick children and their families during their transport to hospital, their time on the ward and in the community when they are discharged. We also help bereaved parents.

When a child is injured in an accident or taken seriously ill they can be stabilised in local hospitals but need transferred to one of the regions bigger hospitals. This is where the Nectar Team step in! They provide, in basic terms, a portable intensive care unit to safely transport critically ill children. We provide parent bags filled with emergency supplies to get parents through their first few nights in hospital.

To help families we work closely with the medical teams that played such a big part in looking after Evie; The Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at the RVI Newcastle and The respiratory ward (Ward 2) at the RVI Newcastle. We also support many other children’s wards across the region, in hospitals including West Cumberland Hospital and Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle.

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We also support the fantastic work of the children’s community nursing team in West Cumbria – who helped us to look after Evie at home. They are an inspirational team, and we provide various crucial medical equipment to enable families to look after their little ones at home once discharged from hospital.

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We also support the work of the ‘Sick Children’s Trust’. The trust have houses for parents of children in the RVI and Freeman (amongst other throughout the country). The service was invaluable for us as we were over 100 miles from home and would have had no other means of being by Evie’s side. It enabled us to be with Evie for 12 – 16 hours a day, and be close to a home from home. It also meant if Evie needed us during the short time we left her to sleep we were only minutes away.

Through our strong links to these medical teams we can make sure that fundraising and donations made to the charity are spent in the best possible way, making the biggest impact they can.