Who are Family Fund?

Family Fund is a charity (registered charity no. 1053866, Scottish charity no. SC040810) committed to helping families on low incomes across the UK raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people by providing essential grants and services. Family Fund believes all families raising disabled or seriously ill children should have the same opportunities as others, and work to help ease the everyday pressures and give families the chance to simply be families. More information about Family Fund can be found at www.familyfund.org.uk

What type of help do Family Fund provide?

Family Fund provides grants for a wide range of essential items, such as kitchen appliances, sensory toys, family breaks, bedding, furniture, outdoor play equipment, clothing and computers. As well as grants,they also provide information and guidance to families in times of need, such as financial information, or directing people to other organisations that can provide help and support. To learn more about Family Fund and the support that they provide, visit www.familyfund.org.uk

Why are McCain & Family Fund working together?

At McCain, we believe every family should be able to enjoy mealtimes together, taking time for the little moments that matter. For some families, this isn't always possible. That's why McCain is supporting Family Fund to help them reach their goal of providing 150,000 grants and services to UK families with disabled and seriously ill children.

How are McCain supporting Family Fund?

McCain will donate £1m to Family Fund Trust by 2023, and have committed to donate £400k in 2021, and £300k in 2022 & 2023.

What will that mean for Family Fund families?

McCain's donation will help Family Fund to achieve its goal of providing 150,000 grants and services to UK families.

How can I help?

There are a few different ways that you can get involved and support Family Fund. If you're able to donate, they can accept donations via text. Simply Text the word "MCCAINFAMILY" followed by the amount you would like to donate to 70085. For example, if you would like to donate £10 to them then simply text "MCCAINFAMILY10" to 70085.

You can also donate via their website at www.familyfund.org.uk/donate/donate/5/credit-card

or alternatively you can write a cheque and send it by post to their office:

  Family Fund
  Unit 4 Alpha Court
  Monks Cross Drive

Or if you fancy taking part in a fundraising event, doing your own fundraising or volunteering for Family Fund, you can find out more about how to get involved on their website www.familyfund.org.uk/Pages/Category/get-involved

Where will I find the special packs?

Charlie's packs will be in all major supermarkets from February 2021