With your support, we can give a family much needed respite, for their sick children and their siblings.

Holidays can have a positive impact on health, offer respite and provide an occasion for families to relax together, taking time out from relentless hospital visits to relax and re-energise in a fun and different environment.

They are important, bringing everyone together to create happy memories – particularly significant for families affected by life-limiting conditions. But holidays are expensive and sick children may need to be in a purpose built environment which can support their care needs.  Space for specialist equipment and accommodation with wheelchair access can also be costly for families to fund themselves.

Thanks to our kind-hearted supporters our charity is able to transform holiday dreams into a reality!

Four year old Henry who was born with chronic kidney failure due to a condition called Papillorenal Syndrom – Henry’s kidney disorder sadly isn’t improving and he’s currently enduring ten hours of dialysis treatment every night, awaiting a kidney transplant from his loving father Nigel.

To offer some much needed respite the family were awarded a £1000 grant from the Holiday fund and recently enjoyed a two-night trip to Legoland with his family,  his parents Laura and Nigel, and big brother Jonty. 

The Eyre family were over the moon when their wish was granted.

Going on holiday is normally out of the question,” says mum Laura, “so it really was a dream come true when Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity accepted our holiday application and offered to fund our Legoland trip!”

Mum Laura said, “When we told Henry and Jonty, they were so thrilled we couldn’t keep them still! We’d like to pass on our immense gratitude to Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity for allowing our family to go on such an amazing holiday and giving us some much needed family time.

Holidays like Henry’s can have a really positive impact on health, giving families facing long-term medical conditions the opportunity to relax together, rejuvenate and have fun making memories. Laura added:

Henry absolutely loved Legoland.  He often misses out on certain things in life, like school parties, as his condition limits what the can do, so it was lovely to be able to break the exciting Legoland news to both him and his brother.

A donation of £1000 would help to cover the cost of appropriate accommodation and travel expenses, giving a family much needed respite, for both their sick child, siblings and carers.