Julie Kent

Emily's Gift to the children with cancer in Gloucestershire

Fundraising for Pied Piper Appeal
£40,308
raised of £50,000 target
by 701 supporters
Emily's Gift, 10 March 2025
Pied Piper Appeal

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We are a Children's Charity who raise money to improve the lives of local children

Story

'The pain of a childhood cancer diagnosis is indescribable - emotional support is desperately needed now.

Emily’s Gift is an Appeal, under the umbrella of The Pied Piper Appeal that launched on March 10th 2023, founded by Julie Kent MBE. Her mission was to raise £500,000 by 10 March 2024 to fund the employment of a psychologist for 10 years to ensure all children and their families receive psychological support while their child has cancer treatment at the Emily Kent Unit at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and when they are in remission. And she did it!

The psychologist has now started but we need to continue to raise funds to give children with cancer and their families more facilities or treats to make this difficult lifestyle more manageable.

**We are now raising money to fund a 'Blood Sampling Machine' for the EKU enabling their blood to be tested in 45 seconds rather than wait for hours on the unit. Price unknown at the mo but we will update when we know.**

No child should ever experience cancer. Your generosity will help us to provide professional emotional support for children and their families to help them cope with the trauma. 100% of your donation goes to the Emily’s Gift cause.

About the charity

Pied Piper Appeal

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The Pied Piper Appeal raises money to make a difference to sick and disabled children in Gloucestershire by funding the Children's Centre at GRH, supporting SEND schools, sending children and their families on Wish Holidays and improving experiences with mental health facilities.

Donation summary

Total raised
£40,307.84
+ £6,827.11 Gift Aid
Online donations
£40,307.84
Offline donations
£0.00

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