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What we do

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The Isabel Baker Foundation stands by families during their most challenging times. Collaborating closely with Young Lives Vs Cancer, we ensure that every donation reaches those who need it most.

Supermarket Vouchers

£75.00 covers the cost of a supermarket voucher to support a family facing financial hardship while their child undergoes cancer treatment.

During this challenging time, many parents are unable to work as their child battles cancer. The treatment is physically demanding, often requiring extended hospital stays where parents are not provided with meals on the ward.

To apply for a voucher, please ask your Young Lives vs Cancer Social Worker to email us at theisabelbakerfoundation@gmail.com

Vouchers from The Isabel Baker Foundation have been a lifeline. My toddler is due to have major surgery and the food vouchers I was kindly given have been a massive worry off my mind

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Vouchers from The Isabel Baker Foundation have been a lifeline. My toddler is Thank you so much for your kind gift of the M&S voucher given to us by CLIC Sargent. We have been in hospital now just over 5 months so this help is really appreciated.to have major surgery and the food vouchers I was kindly given have been a massive worry off my mind

Dry Suits

We provide funding for custom-made dry suits for children undergoing cancer treatment. These suits enable them to safely enjoy water activities, whether it's splashing in the bath, playing with siblings in a paddling pool, or venturing into the sea. Learn more about the significance of dry suits and their importance for these children here.

"It was a heart warming moment to see our boy back in his element. We couldn't get him out the water because he was having so much fun with his brother and friend"

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Alternative Therapies

Chemotherapy and radiotherapy can be extremely taxing, often accompanied by severe side effects. We advocate for families to have the opportunity to investigate alternative approaches aimed at alleviating these side effects and promoting their child's well-being.

To apply for a grant, please ask your Young Lives vs Cancer Social Worker to email us at theisabelbakerfoundation@gmail.com

 

Grants are offered on a case by case basis

Bereavement Grants

We originally set up the charity to provide bereavement grants as there was not much support available for parents whose children had died back in 2015. Many were left with huge funeral bills, debt, and the prospect of returning to work as little as weeks after the loss of their child.

However, as of 23 July 2019, a Children’s Funeral Fund has been made available in England. The Fund will cover burial and cremation fees and some associated costs. We are very proud to have supported this change by speaking in parliament.

As a result of this we are no longer funding bereavement grants and have moved our focus to supplying dry suits,  complimentary therapies and free holidays in our holiday home, Isabel's Retreat.

"We so appreciate your help at this difficult time... We have some comfort knowing that the service and his burial was what he wanted"

"Thank you so much for your generous donation. It was a sad day but a wonderful celebration of his short but full life. The donation helped enormously"

Isabel's Retreat

We are delighted to be able to offer families whose children have life limiting or terminal illnesses, as well as bereaved parents, free holidays in our premium holiday home. We know this time is valuable and being able to extend some escapism and an opportunity for memory making without the worry of how they will pay for it is invaluable to the families we support. We also offer free holidays to bereaved parents, its important to us to also support those that are experiencing the most harrowing time of their life. For more information on Isabel's Retreat, please click here

To book in your free holiday please ask your Young Lives Vs Cancer Social to email Krystina at isabelsretreat@gmail.com

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