Founded in 1992, Pied Piper is the leading children's charity in Gloucestershire. Our mission is to make a difference to the lives of sick and disabled children in the county. We do this by funding medical and practical equipment that enhances care and treatment for children in hospital and in the special schools in Gloucestershire.
We also send children with life limiting illnesses and their families on Wish Holidays, support the ever growing mental health care in Gloucestershire and fund £10,000 worth of nursing training for the pediatric nurses in the County to ensure that the children get the most up to date care possible.
In hospitals. We provide the latest equipment for the children mainly in the Children's Centre at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital but also equip waiting areas at paediatric outpatient areas in all the hospitals in the County. We also have a bursary to send the nurses on training courses so that they can be as knowledgeable in their field as possible.
In schools. Gloucestershire has many special schools for children with varying disabilities such as Milestones in Gloucester, Bettridge in Cheltenham and Heart of the Forest School in Coleford. Pied Piper has supplied minibuses, hoists and muti-sensory areas as well as educational equipment to help the children as they learn. Most recently we have pledged £500.000 to the new Chamwell Centre which will be built at Milestones School and will provide a state of the art facility for disabled children educationally and for respite care.
Paediatric mental health. As the rise in mental health issues increases for children and young people the Pied Piper Appeal are keen to provide a comfortable environment for the children to be seen and have refurbished a waiting area at the Acorns in Gloucester as well as supply mounted interactive games for the Acorns and Evergreen in Cheltenham.
Wish holidays. The Pied Piper sends children with life limiting illnesses or children that are terminally ill on holidays with their families. They travel to places such as Centreparcs or as far as Disneyland Paris but are tailored to the needs of the family.
Visit www.piedpiperappeal.co.uk for more information.