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"Helping children aged 0 - 16 years old with Cancer" 

 

After losing Alfie it’s been tough, really tough. We know we can’t bring Alfie back, but over the years we have seen what a positive impact Alfie and his story has had on others. It is this impact that has inspired us to set up ‘Alfie’s Wish’ (registered charity 1191020) to continue his incredible legacy and help other children fighting cancer in the UK.

Following Alfie's diagnosis in 2015 we knew we had to make the most of every single day together as a family as we didnt know what the future held for our little hero. We made so many memories over the 5 years going to incredible places which was thanks to our amazing family, friends and also different charities. Having these memories to look back on will always help us smile even when we feel sad and this is why we want to give other families (like us) memories they can smile about too. 

 

Working closely with UK hospitals we accept referral applications from Young lives vs cancer social workers and our aim is to fund a day out for children with cancer (0 – 16 years) and their families. We know just how important it is to make memories when your child is fighting cancer, how special family time is so we want to help others. We also know the financial impact that cancer has on a family so funding days out often become impossible.

 

Whether it’s a theme park, zoo, museum, sporting or music event to name but a few our aim is to get children there to make their dreams come true. 

Rachel Hooper / Reuben

Port Lympne (April 2022)

 

We'd like to say the hugest thank you to Alfie's Wish and their fundraisers for giving our son Reuben (and the whole family) the most amazing safari experience at Port Lympne (Kent).  We had 2 days in the most wondrous place seeing rare and majestic creatures.  We were gifted 2 private safari experiences, viewing the animals up close via a land rover. We had 2 opportunities to feed giraffes and rhinos, just us,  the animals and the Ranger. It was out of this world.  Everyone at the park was so kind,  interesting and keen to make our time there special.  We stayed overnight in one of the beautiful tree houses looking over the park. It was really luxurious and we felt so privileged. When we left the park we felt stronger and able to approach the next stage of treatment.
 

We look forward to supporting the charity in future years, when Reuben is recovered,  to enable Alfie's Wish to provide special moments for other families going through really tough times. 

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