As we round up the year, our families continue to be disproportionately affected by the challenges of Covid. KIDS is still here; supporting families and ensuring they are not forgotten. But we need your help now more than ever and your donation will make a vital difference this winter. 

Isla, has a very rare genetic condition. She can’t walk or talk and suffers from severe global development delay. Her mum writes about the challenges that Christmas brings for Isla and why home is her favourite place to be. 

“For most families, Christmas is a time of celebration and fun. We try to ensure that our Christmas is as normal as it can be, as Isla has two older sisters who are typical 10 and 8 year olds. They enjoy the usual Christmas activities – preparing Christmas lists for Santa, helping decorate the Christmas tree, wrapping presents, sending Christmas cards and attending nativity plays. Isla, on the other hand doesn’t understand the concept of Christmas so, for her, it’s like any other time of the year – just a bit more colourful with a lot more sensory overload.” 

The support that KIDS offers is even more vital for families with disabled children around the festive season when there are so many challenges to deal with. You can help bring festive joy into the homes of families with disabled children by donating £25 to KIDS. 

“Christmas can be challenging time of year for our family but there is a lot of happiness, fun and love in our home during the festive period which Isla is very much a part of.” 

 

 

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