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Why are dry suits so important?

Imagine being poorly, and because you are so poorly, you have to have lines & tubes, and because of that, you cannot get wet.

You cannot have a bath.

You cannot go swimming.

You cannot go in a paddling pool when it is hot.

Dry suits enable little heroes to be able to have a bath, to be able to splash in a padding pool or play in the sea, by keeping their central venous lines safe & dry

What are central venous lines?

Central venous lines are a special tube that go from the outside of a child's body into a big vein near their heart. This reduces the need for needles during blood tests and treatment, however, they cannot get wet due to risk of infection.

How much do dry suits cost?

Dry suits aren't cheap. Prices are on average £300 per child and increase in cost depending on the size of the child. Often they are completely custom made. 

 

Imagine the difference a dry suit can make to a child and their families life

How do I apply?

 

If you would like to nominate a child for a dry suit, please complete the form below. We will endeavour to respond to you within 5 working days.

 

If you have a dry suit that is no longer used that you would like to donate to another child, please contact us at theisabelbakerfoundation@gmail.com and we will be happy to arrange this for you.

 

In the last 12 months 'Project Dry Suits' has received funding from 4com Technologies & National Lottery Awards For All Community Fund

Arley's Mum, Claire

“the wet suit arrived while Arley was in hospital with another infection just before half term. It was a lovely gift for him to return home to. He put the suit on straight away and was parading around the living room in it. A few days later, we went to a lake in Suffolk for the day and Arley was straight in the water with it, splashing around and paddle boarding. It was a heartwarming moment to see our boy back in his element. We couldn’t get him out of the water because he was having so much fun with his brother and friend. Thank you so much for organising this and to Vicky at the charity. We are hoping to spend many more days in and on the water.”

Young Lives vs Cancer Social Worker

"the dry suits have also allowed children with a central line to play in the paddling pool in the garden between treatment and this has given them a much needed boost again the families are so grateful for this"

Young Lives vs Cancer Social Worker

“"I am also so thrilled that you offer dry suits as I support families who live by the coast and for some of the children being able to get in the sea is so important for their emotional well being, you providing these suits will enable them to continue to do this"

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