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Christmas Appeal 2017

This Christmas, three children will die every week from an incurable condition. But sadly, CHAS will only be able to reach one of them.


Knowing your child will die before you do is unimaginable. But that is the devastating reality facing so many parents across Scotland this Christmas. Every day can be a struggle, placing an almost unbearable emotional, practical, financial and physical strain on the children themselves, their parents, carers, families and friends.

We are determined to be there for every single one of them. But, right now, we’re only able reach one of the three children that die each week. That’s why we’re asking you to make a special gift this Christmas.


"It was Christmas and I couldn’t stop crying. But the minute I walked through the door on our first visit to CHAS I didn’t want to leave. I wanted to be snowed in. It was like we were both getting a massive hug!"

Kate, Cally's mum

There are many ways your gift could help this Christmas. 

Whatever you give will mean so much to the children and their families. Rest assured that CHAS will put your money to work straightaway – wherever the need is greatest. Here are just some of the ways your gift could help:

  • £10 could pay for the materials a bereaved child needs to make a memory box of their sibling – filled with memorable moments of joy that they will treasure forever.
  • £20 could pay for a family to have much-needed quality time together over a Christmas meal, cooked at CHAS. Something many of us take for granted, but which is almost impossible when you have a seriously ill child who needs around-the-clock care.
  • £40 Could pay for us to organise a fun family trip to a Christmas panto. Again, something that might otherwise be too difficult to manage alone and impossible without your support.

Join together with people all over Scotland who are doing their bit for CHAS.

You too can bring comfort and joy to families when they need it most this Christmas.

Donate to our Christmas appeal

If you want to talk to someone about your own situation or find out more about our services, please get in touch: