Charity information


React (Rapid, Effective Assistance for Children with potentially Terminal illness) is a small but essential national charity for low-income families struggling with the costs of caring for a terminally ill child at home.

Every year, React responds to hundreds of urgent requests to improve the quality of life of children with life-shortening illnesses: from specialist equipment which will not be funded by the parents’ Local Authority to ‘basic essentials’ such as washing machines and clothing. The charity works closely with medical and health care professionals to maximise the effective use of its funds and operates a minimal response time of just days or hours in order to meet urgent needs.

Founded 1990