Camp Simcha

Family Retreat

To deliver 2 residential Family Retreats. For families with a child with cancer and those with a child with serious / life-threatening illness. The 3 day retreats provides fun positive experiences for the sick child / their sibling as well as therapeutic & respite opportunities for the parents

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1180646)

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Campaign target

£30,000

Donations

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  • I'd like to take the opportunity to thank you for everything you've done for our family! It gave us a real chance to relax and recharge and will provide the children with happy memories for a long time to come.

    — Mother of Child S - Attended Family Retreat in June 2016

  • As it was our second retreat, we already knew what to expect and our kids were counting down the days since September (and really since the end of the last retreat.) We knew that we were in for a real treat and that every member of the family was going to be looked after, even the adults.

    — Mother C: Attended Family Retreat June 2016 (child with cancer)

  • I'd like to take the opportunity to thank you for everything you've done for our family! It gave us a real chance to relax and recharge and will provide the children with happy memories for a long time to come.

    — Mother of Child S - Attended Family Retreat in June 2016

  • As it was our second retreat, we already knew what to expect and our kids were counting down the days since September (and really since the end of the last retreat.) We knew that we were in for a real treat and that every member of the family was going to be looked after, even the adults.

    — Mother C: Attended Family Retreat June 2016 (child with cancer)

Situation

When a child has a serious illness, it is not just the child who suffers; the rest of the family is affected too, in different ways. We believe that the best way to improve the quality of life of the sick child is to impact positively on the whole family and bring everyone’s needs into the equation.

Solution

Our retreats are designed to deliver a varied and exciting programme of fun activities and stress-free quality family time. We aim for the children and parents to leave feeling refreshed & revitalised, having had an incredible experience, which helps them feel positive & ready for their daily challenges. The children get powerful, positive memories to enjoy/ to look forward to . Parents, siblings & the children to feel part of a supportive network in a safe, culturally sensitive environment