The Bluestone Foundation
The Bluestone Foundation, the charitable foundation established by Bluestone National Park Resort, already works with a number of charities to support children and their families in Wales.
We offer respite for the families of children that need intensive caring and we support many families going through tough times.
On a regular basis, we are inspired by young people and their families who achieve the seemingly impossible. Despite the many challenges that life has thrown at them, and their lives being dominated by hospital trips, appointments and medical treatment, they get on with their lives and inspire others in the process.
There is a wider issue here. Wales was the only UK nation to see a rise in child poverty last year with statistics suggesting that 29.3% of children in Wales lived in poverty in 2017-2018.
According to a recent report by Children in Wales, some parents are forced to make “impossible choices” between feeding themselves or their children.
We believe it is important for our children to have the best start in life possible. That is why both The Bluestone Foundation and Bluestone Nation Park Resorts help families and children’s charities wherever possible. We are a family resort are we specialise in creating unforgettable experiences and moments to treasure. Backing these awards will be yet another way we will look to achieve that.
Teenage Cancer Trust
Around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. They need expert treatment and support from the moment they hear the word ‘cancer.’ The Teenage Cancer Trust is the only charity dedicated to making this happen.
The Teenage Cancer Trust works with schools to help educate young people about the early signs of cancer, encouraging them to get any worrying symptoms checked out as soon as possible.
The Trust has 28 specialised units in hospitals across the UK and are staffed by specialist nurses and other professionals who know how to treat young people as an individual first, and cancer diagnosis second.
Teenage Cancer Trust is funding more services and staff than ever before, but there is still work to do to make sure it is able to reach every young person who needs support.
NSPCC Cymru / Wales
1 in 5 children in the UK have suffered abuse or neglect. That’s why the NSPCC is working to protect children today and prevent abuse from happening tomorrow.
As the UK’s leading children’s charity fighting to end child abuse in Wales and the UK – the NSPCC help children to rebuild their lives after abuse and protect children who are at risk. The charity also work innovatively to find the best ways of preventing abuse from ever happening.
But all this is only possible with the generosity of the public and their support. As an independent charity, which receives around 90% of its funding from supporters, the NSPCC relies on the generosity of supporters to make sure it can keep children safe through life-changing services. Every pound raised and every penny received will help make sure it can reach more children.
The NSPCC knows that children can be protected from abuse and neglect but that far too many childhoods continue to be blighted. This a key driver of their work across every community in Wales. With the right help, the NSPCC believes that every child can thrive.
That is why, the NSPCC works hard to improve the lives of children in Wales and give every child a safe childhood.
1 in 5 children in the UK have suffered abuse or neglect. That’s why, across the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, the NSPCC is working to protect children today and prevent abuse from happening tomorrow.
As the UK’s leading children’s charity fighting to end child abuse, the NSPCC has remained committed to this mission for over 100 years.
But all this is only possible with the generosity of the public and their support. As an independent charity, which receives around 90% of its funding from supporters, the charity relies on the support of people like you to make sure it can keep every child who needs the charity safe. Every pound raised and every penny received will help make sure it can reach more children.
NSPCC is working to strengthen the delivery of children’s rights and create safer childhoods for every child in Wales.
The charity believes this can be realised by finding out what’s working and – more importantly – what isn’t, and what they can do about it. So, NSPCC is evaluating its services for children and families and sharing its learning through working with partners and influencing government.
The charity believes safer childhoods are the route to improving outcomes for children now and for future generations in Wales.
Dreams & Wishes
Dreams & Wishes is a charity dedicated to helping seriously ill children by making their dreams and wishes come true. Since the charity began in 2011, it has worked with families across the UK, providing vital support throughout the child’s illness as well as helping to build happy memories by granting lifelong wishes.
Battling a life-threatening illness is heart-breaking for both a child and their support network and can often mean countless hospital stays, painful treatments and a loss of a ‘childhood’.
Dreams & Wishes provide support for children and their families as well as ensuring that families are still able to make wonderful and long-lasting memories.
The charity understands that every child is unique with their own dreams and wishes, so it is their aim to make sure that every child they work with is able to fulfil their dream. Some children want to meet their favourite TV stars, fly in a helicopter, visit Legoland or to just have their own playhouse. No matter how big or small a child’s dream is, Dreams & Wishes is committed to making sure it comes true.