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Mark’s Story


Our financial support has helped Mark and his wife to to focus on the health and happiness of their two children

“Our son, Adam, spent 42 days of the first three months of his life in hospital. I was constantly back and forth between home and the hospital, trying to be there for Adam and my wife while maintaining some sense of normality for our daughter, Aimee.

First, I used up my paternity leave, then my holiday days, and then I went unpaid.  On top of that, it’s really expensive to live in hospital. Between parking, petrol, eating… the nurses would tell us to get a coffee, but we’d be worried about how to pay for it!

The grants we received from the MCF lifted a huge weight from my shoulders. They have taken the pressure off during expensive times of the year like Christmas and the summer holidays, and have meant we can focus on Adam’s health and the happiness of both our children during a worrying time for us all.”



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