Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Alfe's Cause

Type of service:
National Organisation
Address:
92 Park Lane, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN5 6QA
Mobile number:
0781 8823099
Email address:
Service description:
Alfe's Cause is a charity run by paediatric oncology parents (parents of children with cancer). The charity provides a support network for Northamptonshire families whose children have a long-term or life-limiting illness, particularly (but not exclusively) cancer.

Alfe's Cause supports families by:

• Arranging and funding monthly activity meetings around the county
Alfe's Cause gives parents the chance to talk to one another while their children play and build new friendships inclusively

• Working in partnership with other local charities to advise and signpost families appropriately

• Providing small one-off grants, arranging gifts, or purchasing items for children and their families to make their day-to-day life easier
Previous purchases include a bed for a child, and a sun shade so a child could play with their siblings in the garden

• Arranging wishes for terminally ill children

• Raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of childhood cancer
Alfe's Cause distribute information cards throughout the county and give presentations at libraries, events, and groups

• Providing care packs to Northampton General Hospital children's wards
For when families are admitted to the ward and don't have time to gather overnight essentials

Please note: Alfe's Cause relies on donations to fund the activities and services they provide.
Cost:
Free
Age range:
0 - 18 years
Opening hours:
Monday 09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 19:00
Thursday 09:00 - 19:00
Friday 09:00 - 19:00
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - Early Years (0-5)
  • Age - School (5-18)
  • Diagnosis
  • Location-Specific
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • Professional referral
Last updated on:
18/10/2017
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