We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions which we hope will answer your queries about our application process. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for below, please telephone or email us and a member of our team will be happy to help you.
React can assist low-income families who are caring for a child diagnosed with a life-shortening illness. The charity may only assist where families are in financial need and their child is living with an illness that has the potential to shorten their lifespan.
React will consider any item that is a basic, essential need and unavailable from any other source. This may include specialist equipment, domestic items, educational aids, respite breaks, hospital travel and end of life/memorial costs.
React can provide assistance throughout a child’s lifetime and there is no time limit between applications. Families are welcome to submit another request straight away.
You are welcome to request more than one item on your application but we do recommend placing these items in priority order within your form.
React does not have an amount threshold and there is no maximum limit. Families are welcome to apply for whatever is required for their child’s care, as long as the request is for a basic, essential need.
React can accept endorsements from qualified medical or healthcare professionals. These can range from Social Workers, GPs, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Paediatricians etc.
To apply for a React Holiday, please complete our standard application form. If you do have a preferred date and holiday site in mind, make sure to include this in your request and we will try our best to accommodate you.
React aims to respond within 48 hours or, in urgent cases, a same day response can be given.
React can assist children up to the age of 18 years old.
React can accept applications either by post (St Luke’s House, 270 Sandycombe Road, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3NP) or by scanning and sending your application via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.