Today we’re really excited to announce that we’re teaming up with York-based Smiley Riley Fund to develop a service dedicated to helping children diagnosed with a brain tumour.
Emotional and financial support for families and carers of children battling a brain tumour
We will work together to provide financial and emotional support to families and carers of children undergoing treatment for a brain tumour. The partnership will also mean that Smiley Riley Fund UK can remain focused on fundraising while we manage the administration of the funds raised.
Smiley Riley was set up in 2012 to raise money to send brain tumour sufferer, Riley Plant on his dream holiday. After Riley’s death in September 2012, the charity has continued to raise funds for affected families.
Building on brainstrust’s revered national support service
Working with brainstrust, which already offers a revered national support service for brain tumour patients, will give Smiley Riley Fund UK the ability to help more families throughout the UK.
Simone Potter, founder of Smiley Riley Fund UK and grandmother of Riley Plant, said: “As charities we both have experience of battling brain tumours and we believe that by working together we can help more families and provide a greater legacy for Riley.”
Help us create a fantastic legacy for Riley
Will Jones, Development Director at brainstrust, added: “We were deeply moved by Riley’s story and want to help create a fantastic legacy for the little boy. Smiley Riley has demonstrated fantastic ambition in the past year and as they do more and continue to grow, we will work hard to support them in the administration of the funds, and help them reach more brain tumour patients and carers”
The ultimate objective of the brainstrust and Smiley Riley Fund UK partnership is to launch a national service that can offer coordinated information, and emotional and financial support to parents and carers of children suffering from brain tumours.
To find out more, or to make a donation to help us grow our new service for children, simply call us on 01983 292405. You can visit Smiley Riley’s website on www.thesmileyrileyfund.co.uk