01752 434 476 The Terraces,
Mount Gould Hospital,
Plymouth PL4 7QD

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Please help to Give a Child a Chance

Give a Child a Chance relies on donations from the general public and businesses to carry on their important work. We are a very focussed charity with extremely low overheads.

There are around 14,000 young people with emotional and mental health problems in the Plymouth area alone. With resources stretched, specialist treatment and care is difficult to come by. Yet it is vital for some of the most vulnerable people in society. People like Nicole…

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We would love it if you could give a child a chance. You can do this through bank-to-bank transfer online and via your mobile.

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Nicole’s story

10-year-old Nicole Lakey has Down’s Syndrome, mobility difficulties and heart problems. She needs constant care from father Gary. She has trouble sleeping, which is stressful for her and her carers.

Give a Child a Chance lent a vibrating mattress and pillow from our new sensory library. This calmed Nicole and helped her sleep soundly for the first time in months. It’s something we might take for granted but for the Lakey family it’s been a real blessing.

‘We all want the best for our kids’

Gary says: ‘The NHS do their best and the people I’ve dealt with are excellent, but there are delays and waiting lists for everything. Charity support from organisations like Give a Child a Chance are a lifeline for families like us. They provide things we’d never be able to access normally. We all want the best for our kids. As long as Nicole is happy, I’m happy.’

The Lakeys are among the hundreds of families in the Plymouth area who could get help from Give a Child a Chance.

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Mount Gould Hospital,
Plymouth PL4 7QD

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Give a Child a Chance support hub- Providing help & advice to SEN parents & guardians.

With the help of some local SEN parents we are aiming to set up a support hub very soon which will support, give advice & allow you to share tips on how to cope with all aspects of Child & Adolescent mental health.

Our aim is to give you a safe place so that you can share experiences, support one another and give each-other advice on coping mechanism, ideas and suggestions as well as hopefully meeting some new friends along the way that understand the daily struggles & challenges ...

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Supporting Give a Child a Chance since 2005