Following recent developments regarding COVID-19, and subsequent advice from Public Health England, we want to keep you informed of the steps we are taking here at Daisy’s Dream.

Support Services

In line with the government’s Stay Alert measures, announced on Sunday 10th May, Daisy’s Dream will not be providing any face to face services until further notice.

It is our intention to continue to provide our therapeutic services to children and families for as long as possible, whilst protecting the health and safety of those we support, our staff, volunteers, and wider community. We do not wish to put anyone at unnecessary risk and are committed to following government advice as the situation evolves.

  • Our Therapeutic Practitioners will be contacting everyone that had 1:1 sessions planned, to discuss individual circumstances and to make arrangements for continued support. We are adapting the way in which we provide our services, using phone and video calls for example, and our plan remains to keep our support service available to everyone that needs it where possible.
  • Our planned group events have been postponed until further notice and we will keep families informed of new dates once we have them.
  • Our telephone line and email service remain open to anyone that requires professional advice or support, including for new referrals. Please bear with us as we make the transition to providing these services from our homes.
  • The 'Our Services' section of our website continues to be a valuable source of information about how to support children and young people through bereavement and serious illness. We will also be regularly updating our 'Useful Links' page to signpost you to other websites that we believe may be beneficial.

We will be reviewing the situation regularly and will keep our website and social media feeds updated with any future changes or developments.

Fundraising and Community Events

We have taken the decision to cancel or postpone all Daisy’s Dream organised fundraising events for the coming months. As a charity entirely reliant on funds raised from our communities this has been a difficult decision, but we are committed to protecting the health and well-being of our supporters, staff, volunteers and wider community. Our Fundraisers will be in touch with anyone affected by these changes over the coming days.

There are a number of external events, in which we have participants, that we are continuing to monitor closely. Whilst some have already been postponed or cancelled by the event organisers, such as the London Marathon, some still remain open or are under review. We are in regular contact with all of the event organisers and commit to keeping our fundraisers and supporters updated as soon as we can.

Our Future

Whilst it is impossible to predict the full extent of the economic impact of COVID-19, it is already clear that it will be difficult for us to raise money to fund our valuable work during this crisis. If you would like to support our service, you can make a donation here:  www.daisysdream.org.uk/donate

We thank you for your support and patience during these uncertain times.

 

LAST UPDATED: 19 MAY 2020