Charity information

WellChild

WellChild is the national UK charity for sick children working to help young people and their families deal with the consequences of serious illness and complex conditions.

Founded 1977

  • Mission statement

    WellChild - the national UK charity for sick children - helps young people and their families as they deal with the consequences of serious illness and complex conditions. To do this, we focus on three key areas - Care, Support and Research.

    For over 30 years, WellChild has been instrumental in improving the treatment and care of sick children across a range of conditions and illnesses including cancer, liver disease, congenital heart disease, cystic fibrosis, cerebral palsy and rare inherited genetic conditions.

    We provide daily practical support for sick children and their families through our WellChild Children's Nurses whilst our researchers work to seek new treatments and improved methods of care and diagnosis for childhood illnesses and diseases. It is our mission is to make far reaching improvements to children's health now and for future generations.

  • Aims

    WellChild aims to:

    • Through care, support and research, WellChild helps children, young people and their families throughout the UK as they live with serious illness or complex conditions to ensure they have the best possible quality of life.
  • Overview

    Established: April 1977

    Registered Charity Number: 289600

    Full time staff: 19

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 3

    Phone number: 01242 530007

    Address: 16 Royal Crescent Cheltenham GL50 3DA

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