The Charlie Cookson Foundation Limited

The Charlie Cookson Foundation Limited

Charity information

The Charlie Cookson Foundation Limited

Our foundation was founded by the parents of Charlie Cookson who sadly lost his battle against and undiagnosed condition at the young age of 2 ½

Sarah and Chris Cookson cared 24/7 for their sick child, they had to reduce their working hours dramatically to allow them to give the 24/7 care their beloved son Charlie needed.  

The Charity was set up to help relieve the financial burdens families like 'The Cookson's' face whilst caring for a child who has a life limiting condition

Founded 2013

  • Mission statement

    The Charlie Cookson Foundation aims and objectives are the relief of children with life limiting illnesses or conditions and their families principally through; -

    - Providing financial support to families with a child with a life limiting condition which requires 24 hours nursing care or specialist facilities so that the parents or carers may need help for the child.

    - Providing support, information, guidance and advice to these families  - Working with Professionals in local hospitals to help establish and meet the needs of these families.

    - Raising public awareness of the difficulties faced by parents and carers in this situation.

    - Providing a further financial grant to the parents previously supported upon bereavement of their sick child, addressing their financial burdens at this time.

  • Aims

    The Charlie Cookson Foundation Limited aims to:

    • Raise funds to financially support one CCF Family per month to the sum of £3000.00 We directly pay their mortgage, rent, gas, electric, water etc to allow them to get back on their feet.
    • Raise funds to cover bereavement cost of those CCF families we have previously supported to the sum of £1000.00 when their sick child passes away.
    • Raise awareness of the difficulties families face when caring 24/7 for their sick child who is suffering a life limiting condition.
  • Overview

    Established: November 2013

    Registered Charity Number: 1166538

    Board members: 5

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 10

    Phone number: 0191 461429

    Address: 18 Denmark Centre, South Shields NE33 2LR

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