Launching an Appeal
Launching an appeal is something that we recommend all families do, although it is by no means essential. Many of us did not do this, but most of us agree that if we could go back to the beginning, we would definitely do this at the outset. There are many reasons to launch an appeal. You will soon begin to learn about treatments not available on the NHS. some of those treatments are abroad and are extremely expensive. Some are in the UK and although are not so expensive, it all adds up, especially when you might be facing time off work. There is also the option to fundraise for other things that although may be far from your mind right now, may not be so in the near future.
Some families have raised very large amounts for their child who then hasn't needed it, and the family have been able to donate the money to worthy causes in the fight against Neuroblastoma. Launching an appeal has the added bonus of providing you with huge amounts of local support and gives your family and friends something they can do to really help. it can also help you too, as the time will come when you can join in with these activities, and all agree it can be a very uplifting experience. No harm will be done by starting as early as possible.
What FAN can do to help.
We can open your child a charity bank account, set you up with an online donation page, assist you with fundraising items such as collection buckets, tins and merchandise, and also with event planning and media coverage. We can provide large events for people to join in with such as Trekking abroad and Parachute jumping.
We have funds available, thanks to our Memorial families, that can be used if you dont quite reach your target in time, or if your child needs urgent treatment. These funds are reliant on the ongoing support of all our families and their wider communities.
Please get in touch for further advice and assistance.
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