COVID-19 UPDATE

COVID-19 UPDATE

in General October 5, 2020

Wish Applications, Caravan Holiday Breaks and Events Suspended.

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) is currently impacting all our lives and this is likely to continue for some time. We understand just how important wishes are for seriously ill children and their families, but the virus presents risks for those who are more vulnerable, which we need to consider in our response to it.

We have therefore taken the very difficult decision to stop accepting new wish applications. There can be exceptions if the wish is time sensitive. This will help us to manage the uncertainty and delays in granting existing wishes.

Unfortunately, this means that you can’t refer a child for a wish at the moment and we are unable to currently advise when this situation will change.

We are continuing to follow The Scottish Governments guidelines with Holiday Homes and at present have had to cancel all holidays booked in DreamMaker 1 and 2 until at least the end of August (and likely longer). You will be contacted if you have a booking to reschedule or to refund your security deposit.

Before Covid hit, we had more children applying to us for a wish than ever before. It was already the case that, in order to grant these wishes in a sustainable way, we needed to establish a larger supporter base and to come up with more ways of raising funds to allow us to do this.

Covid has since had a huge impact on the finances of the charity sector of a whole. Given the economic outlook, this is not likely to be a short-term hit.
At this time we are looking at the types of illnesses that we can support and the length of time that a child can recieve our support. This is what we need to do to make sure that we can go forward and help a many children as possible.

Please do continue to monitor our website and social media channels for further updates.