Every family should be able to enjoy mealtimes together, and the little moments that matter. For families raising a disabled or seriously ill child, this isn't always possible. McCain is donating £1m to Family Fund by 2023 to help them provide 150,000 grants and services to UK families with disabled or seriously ill children. Please read on to find out how you can support Family Fund
In a short video Gregg Wallace meets twelve-year-old Rhys, who has a life-limiting illness, and his family, for a culinary day prepping wide-ranging meals for all the family on a tight budget and timescale. Together they share honest and emotive life reflections and look at the serious impact of steeply rising household prices on families raising disabled children.
Tune in to hear their fascinating, personal experiences and heart-warming stories. Expect the highs and lows of family life, honesty and camaraderie, plenty of family tips and a discovery into the vital support that Family Fund gives.
Family Fund is the UK's largest charity, providing grants and services to families raising disabled, and seriously ill, children and young people, on low incomes.
Raising a disabled child costs three times more than a child without additional needs. In these difficult times, with rising prices for fuel and food and post-pandemic debt, families raising disabled children need more support than ever. You can help us provide grants for essential family items such as kitchen appliances, clothing, bedding or furniture, specialist play equipment or adapted toys. Even a small donation makes a big difference.
To donate £10 to Family Fund, please visit https://www.familyfund.org.uk/ or text FAMILYMOMENTS 10 to 70085. * Any amount up to £20 can be donated by replacing '10' with your preferred number, for example to donate £5 text "FAMILYMOMENTS 5". Texts cost your chosen donation amount plus one standard network rate message and you'll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you'd like to give £10 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text "FAMILYMOMENTSNOINFO 10" to 70085
For the last two years, McCain has been a fly on the wall of family life through the McCain Nation's Conversations research series, surveying families across the UK to get to know what happens in kitchens, living rooms and anywhere else we eat together.
This year, hand in hand with Family Fund, the series continues but with a special focus on how family life is experienced by families raising disabled or seriously ill children, surveying those who have been directly helped by Family Fund alongside families without disabled children across the UK.
You may have noticed something different about our Home Chips pack. That's because this pack has been designed by Charlie.
Charlie, who is 10, lives with his mum and dad in Bradford, and the family have received essential grants from Family Fund over the years to help support Charlie following his diagnosis with autism.
Read Charlie's story to learn more about his autism journey, and how Family Fund have helped.