The Rej’s Dream charity has been setup to aid working families with life limiting or life threatening illnesses in the Lincolnshire area. We are fully aware of some of the difficulties faced by families, specifically the financial burden that can accompany such unfortunate situations. Please visit our about us page to see if your family could qualify, please contact us and we will be more than happy to answer your queries.
We are a small charity set up to help the working families of children with life threatening/life limiting illnesses who live in Lincolnshire. We are hoping to become bigger and to be able to help working families from all over the UK.
Rej’s Dream is set up un memory of Rhianna Elise Jeffrey who sadly passed away on May 5th 2010, aged 13 years. Rhianna had been poorly since December 2007 with Aplastic Anaemia and Polyarteritis Nodosa (PAN) – both are rare and lie threatening. Rhianna received a bone marrow transplant in January 2010 at Sheffield Children’s Hospital which was a success, but sadly developed further complications and lost her courageous fight for life surrounded by her family.
Rhianna’s family live in a small market town in Lincolnshire and any treatment Rhianna required was performed at Sheffield Children’s Hospital due t there being no specialized Children’s Hospital/services within Lincolnshire. This was a 160 mile round trip which was undertaken at least once a week, but sometimes 3-4 times a week. Therefore the cost of fuel and living expenses was vey high, especially during the transplant period. After being through such a difficult time through Rhianna’s transplant the family realized that there is hardly any financial support for families with working parents.
Throughout her illness Rhianna continued to smile and despite feeling weak and unwell she always wanted to help other people. Rhianna’s parents, Kerry and David, decided to raise money to help other families in the same position as this was something that was important to Rhianna.
This charity is being set up initially to help working families in Lincolnshire but the dream is to help families in other counties as we grow.
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- The Rej’s Dream charity has been setup to aid working families with life limiting or life threatening illnesses in the Lincolnshire area. We are fully aware of some of the difficulties faced by families, specifically the financial burden that can accompany such unfortunate situations.
Established: September 2010
Registered Charity Number: 1140333
Board members: 15
Phone number: 07562061040
Address: Rej's Dream PO BOX 35, Louth Lincolnshire LN11 1BTView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website