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Summer House sleeping 4 for respite breaks

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Livichris Sat 25-Mar-17 09:14:20

I would like to offer my summer house that sleeps 4 for families that can't afford a holiday or have children with life-shortening illnesses. Can anyone tell me the best website or charity to go through to organise this? I have looked hard but can't find a specific place that allows individuals to offer their own properties. Thanks!

Member652554 Sat 15-Apr-17 12:23:49

That's a wonderful idea Op and I am sure there is lots of families who could do with a little break. Ha you considered speaking to a representative of your local hospital's children's charity or a local hospice. Your health visitor might also know of local and national charities who help families in need. Please let us know how you get on. I work for a large NHS trust and also know of local hospice services so I could put you in touch with some one if you so wish .

ADishBestEatenCold Sat 15-Apr-17 12:33:23

What a really kind and practical thing to do!

I think you should definitely do it through a charity or hospice. Am thinking that families may need charitable help for travel or holiday expenses, to enable them to take up your kind offer.

Would you consider older people/without children also? Again I think the first place to look is charitable organisations. Either local to you, or perhaps the Salvation Army, who help families and the elderly, alike.

originalbiglymavis Sat 15-Apr-17 12:38:28


DanGleballs Sat 15-Apr-17 12:38:35

Could you maybe think of Winstons Wish who support bereaved children also. A break away for a family adjusting to life without a parent or after the loss of a sibling would be gratefully received I'm sure.

originalbiglymavis Sat 15-Apr-17 12:39:55

And you are lovely, op, for thinking about this.

silkpyjamasallday Sat 15-Apr-17 13:40:35

No advice, just wanted to say that what you are planning to do is really lovely, well done OP! It will make such a difference for the people you will help

Livichris Sat 15-Apr-17 15:16:41

Thanks so much everyone for your suggestions and your kind comments. I will follow up with the charities. 😊

Avebury Sun 16-Apr-17 10:03:07

Such a lovely thing to do - you have no idea how much families going through a tough time will appreciate this.

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