Our Charity commitment: Post Pals - brightening the lives of sick children
Post Pals are the Winner of the Queens Award for Voluntary Services 2008 (The year HoneyTree was founded) & Readers Digest Hero of the year 2005, supported by Children in Need and Prince’s Trust. Their Patron is the presenter Fearne Cotton
With every subscription, we donate a £1 to the Post Pals 'extra smiles campaign' - Post Pals concentrates on providing day in day out support to the pals and their family. Post pals is a charity focused on brightening the lives of sick children with 'A card, letter or gift that can give a poorly child a lift'.
At HoneyTree we hope to raise over £1,000 for Post Pals by Christmas 2016,... we will keep you posted!
Post Pals is a small charity run solely by volunteers who are dedicated to making seriously ill children and their siblings smile by the sending of cards, letters, little gifts, support and friendship. They support children aged 3 to 17 in the UK.
It was set up in 2002 by teenagers who were all ill themselves. Vikki George had the idea after finding that receiving cards in the post was the only thing that made her smile when bedbound and isolated due to very severe ME. Even today, Post Pals is still run from beds and hospital beds.
The concept is simple… they feature children on the website with a forwarding address, their interests and stories, and invite members of the public from around the world to log on and send cheerful post, as well as sending items ourselves. Volunteers range from toddlers drawing pictures, right up to an 106 year old who knitted finger puppets, and some like much loved Dottie the Dalmatian aren’t even human!
Post Pals does much more than just sending post though, so take a look through their website to learn more about what they do. http://www.postpals.co.uk
Sebastian & Lizbeth co-founders of HoneyTree.