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React received a grant of £5,000 to fund equipment which will radically improve the lives of terminally ill children

React is a small charity, whose mission is to improve the lives of terminally ill children from low-income families. The charity works to give children comfort, dignity and where possible, greater independence.

React provides vital equipment which helps children’s development, yet is unavailable from other sources. They supply a wide range of equipment from specialist wheelchairs, beds, baths and mobility aids, to essential everyday homecare items like pushchairs and domestic appliances.

Working with a variety of medical professionals, React ensures that no child goes without items which are essential to their daily care routines.  Because the children they support have life-limiting conditions, it is vital that they are able they respond with practical and sensitive support within days, if not hours

In 2016, React received a grant of £5,000 which will provide five children with equipment which will radically improve their quality of life.

We are absolutely delighted the Masonic Charitable Foundation is supporting React’s work with life-limited children. The £5,000 award will be instrumental in providing financially disadvantaged families with basic, essential equipment which is paramount to their child’s care.

Vicky Andreas, React’s Director.

Our Impact

Ami, Enquiries Officer

I don’t know why I felt compelled to work in the charity sector – in all honesty, when I was starting my A Levels, I wanted to be a doctor! I studied International Relations at the University of Exeter and started to see all these issues that were affecting people’s lives – very quickly I…

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Paul, Fundraising Support Officer

I’m from south London, born and raised in Croydon. I worked initially in the travel industry before joining my family’s construction business, which I ran for 20 years.   I joined freemasonry in 1994 and soon became involved with masonic charity. I realised that the charity sector was where I wanted to work, but because…

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Roy, Lincolnshire

When my daughter became ill four years ago, we took in our two young grandchildren, Adam and Amymae. Of course we were very happy to have them live with us, but we didn’t realise just how much it would increase our outgoings. With two extra mouths to feed, the electricity bills and the cost of…

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Ted and Sally

After a premature birth, Ted developed cerebral palsy which means that he can’t walk or stand unaided. Sally’s father is a freemason and got in touch with us to see if we could support the family in any way. Ted now has an ‘Upsee mobility harness’ that we part funded and allows him to walk…

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