Rosh Hashanah Appeal

This summer, instead of a family holiday on the beach, many of the children we support were facing gruelling treatments. Children such as 4 year old Josh* who has just spent 6 weeks of his summer holidays in hospital having chemotherapy and radiotherapy to fight neuroblastoma, a form of paediatric cancer. Or 3 year old Tali*, who has the lung disease, cystic fibrosis, her increased risk of infection makes every day a challenge.

 

We are here to ease the suffering of Jewish children and their families dealing with the everyday nightmare of ongoing hospital appointments, medication and treatments, whilst also trying to juggle normal life for other siblings.

Throughout the summer, our Family Liaison Officers were supporting parents 24/7. We helped families travel to hospital appointments and we brought them a warm comforting meal in emergencies.

Our amazing Big Brother and Sister volunteers were still there for sick children and their siblings and we gave families day and night time respite care, through our Evie’s Night Owls service.

For children whose medical conditions prevented them from joining their peers at summer schemes, we provided a specially equipped day scheme.

But we receive no government funding, so this New Year, help us to help more families. To provide them with our unique Camp Simcha Big Brothers and Sisters to bring the sun back into their lives and one of our skilled, caring Family Liaison Officers to talk to, to be a shoulder to cry on, a listening ear and someone to ensure they receive the right Camp Simcha support for the challenges they face.

We need your help to bring the summer back into the lives of families like those of Josh and Tali.

 

Wishing you and your family a Shana Tova.

You can also buy some of our beautiful Rosh Hashanah cards for your friends and family made by children at Camp Simcha’s therapeutic art project here

*Names have been changed to protect confidentiality