About Us - Sowing the Seeds
There are many children in our community who suffer from a range of illnesses classed as ‘life-limiting.’
Life-limiting illnesses vary in degree but most have principally the same effect on the children for whom we have grouped – that they suffer each and every day of their lives, miss out on parties and special events, go through harsh and painful treatments, have lengthy time off school, lack quality time with families and friends…
These children may suffer every day of their lives, will do for the rest of their lives, and some face the prospect of much shortened lives. Naturally, it goes without saying that children with life-threatening illnesses fall within our remit!
So, who are we? We are a small group of people who want to make a difference. We’re prepared to give our time and efforts to do this, as volunteers.
We want to work with local hospitals, hospices, outreach services, nurses. We want to help them to make a difference to their children too, because sometimes they have to put them through some pretty awful things. Giving good news to a child is often a rarity.
We are NOT looking to be the next ‘big’ charity, but outside of genuine costs we will spend the money on our children. Not wages. A community cause for, and by, the community.
You can see the joy on our children’s faces when visiting our Facebook page at facebook.com/sunflowerslocal. There, you can subscribe to news and events too to stay up to date.
The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t affecting our Charity as much as most, as with low overheads and no wages to pay, we will survive this. But what we hope to do is continue to do what we have been doing over the last few months and send out activities for our children to help keep them occupied during a time which is causing more anxiety for them and their parents than ever before.
In the meantime, if you’d like to donate, get involved or would like to sponsor us in any way, please get in touch. Thank you so much.