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How We Help

We provide direct support to children whose parents work, or have worked, for the Naval Service, in areas including childcare, special needs education and in-home support in times of crisis.

To reach as many children as possible, we take applications ourselves and from a number of other sources including The Royal Naval Benevolent Trust and The Royal British Legion. If a child’s needs fall outside our areas of specialism, we also work with charities such as Royal Wanstead Children’s Foundation to provide total care packages.

One of our lovely children is little Cassie, who always seems to have a smile even though she suffers terribly. The Children’s Fund was able to help improve her life by purchasing a special walker to help Cassie’s mobility.

We have many children who have their own little problems and we help in many different ways, from nappies all through the spectrum to school fees where there is a special need. If a child is in need, the need will certainly be considered.

“I felt it necessary to write to you all and say thank you. You must see hundreds of cases each week and I was so overwhelmed that you chose to help us”

One of the families we’ve helped

Help is given to:

  • support families at home when partners are away, at sea or in an area of conflict
  • provide at-home support in times of crisis
  • assist with childcare when a parent is unable to cope
  • assist with childcare so that mothers and fathers can work or retrain
  • children who have suffered bereavement
  • children who are suffering family break-down or parental divorce
  • provide special family days out in times of grief or distress
  • families where there has been an injury or illness
  • assist families with travel expenses so that they can travel to be together, or to support children in hospital
  • provide respite care for children when there is only one caring parent
  • buy essential items such as food and clothing in times of financial hardship
  • educate children who are constantly ‘on the move’ or who have special needs
  • provide specialist equipment for children with disabilities
  • support in any way possible, where the need is proven and there are no other funds available