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Bexley and North Kent charity chYps appeals for Children's Hospice Week fundraising

The Cook family

The Cook family

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Bexley and North Kent charity chYps, which provides end-of-life care to young people with life-limiting conditions, is appealing for residents to fundraise during Children's Hospice Week from Friday until May 3.

It is calling on residents to hold dress-down days, cake sales and other activities to help raise crucial funds.

Marion Smith, chYps fundraising manager, said: “As a charity, not part of the NHS, chYps relies on supporter donations to be able to provide children’s hospice care.

“Please do all you can to support us during this week so we can continue to support families in desperate need of our help.”

chYps supported the Cook family, from Gravesend, when siblings Maisie and Max were both diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Maisie died in 2010 but mother Brenda said the charity “had helped the family in many ways”.

She added: “The two respite carers who work with our family have allowed life to be as normal as possible throughout the hardest years and for our children are essentially part of our family.”

For more information about chYps and Children’s Hospice Week, visit www.chyps.org or call 01322 221 315.

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