Holiday postcard plea from sick children at Balloch hospice
Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) is appealing for anyone going on a summer holiday to send a postcard to Robin House to help the terminally ill children make memories.
- 10:25, 6 JUL 2017
Children being cared for at a Balloch hospice are having the trip of a lifetime and you can help them make memories.
Children’s Hospices Across Scotland is appealing for anyone going on a summer holiday to send a postcard to Robin House – which cares for terminally ill children.
The children have embarked on a cruise on their Jolly Robin pirate ship and are looking forward to dropping its anchor in a variety of locations.
An appeal on Facebook has already attracted attention from thousands of people across the country.
Activities facilitator Alison Ringrose said: “We are committed to making sure that, no matter how short families’ time together may be, it is a time filled with happiness and fun.
“Readers can keep the joy alive and make it the best world cruise ever by sending us a postcard from their holidays or even a day trip somewhere.
“Together let’s see how far the Jolly Robin can travel and how many destinations she can sail to before she docks back at Robin House on September 3.
“For those who don’t have much time to spare but would like to support CHAS, sending us a wee postcard is also a great way to micro-volunteer.”
The Jolly Robin pirate ship is currently docked in the hospice garden but will be making its way across the globe once its first postcards are received.
Three children in Scotland die each week from a life-shortening condition and at the moment CHAS only reaches one in three of them.
The charity recently launched its Keep The Joy Alive campaign, aiming to double its income over the next five years and reach every family who need its help in Scotland.
Postcards are welcome from any destination.
They should be addressed to Robin House, 2 Boturich Road, Balloch, West Dunbartonshire, G83 8LX.