Small things can make a difference

By andreasvendsen on August 22, 2013

Nothing could be more heart breaking than having a terminally ill child.

And at such a terrible time, the last thing families need is to be struggling with day to day living costs.

Harcourts Greenlane is proud to be supporting the Guardian Angels Charitable Trust, which aims to minimise financial stressors so that families can focus solely on their child.

The trust provides immediate assistance at the “grass roots” level. Food, power, petrol and phone are the main priorities and other small requests are looked at on an individual basis.

Harcourts Greenlane, through its charitable arm the Harcourts Foundation, is stepping in to help with those other requests.

The team is donating $2000 towards Warehouse vouchers which will provide small things to enhance the quality of life for child and family.

The Guardian Angels Charitable Trust says families who have a dying child are often thrust into poverty as they struggle to do the hardest job any parent will ever have to do.

So the small things really do make a difference.

One three year-old they were able to help simply wanted a pair of sparkly sandals. Now her parents are left with the memory they were able to fulfil her wish.

Harcourts Greenlane director Bob Stubbs says his team is proud to support such a wonderful cause.

“It’s hard to imagine losing a child. What the families go through is unbearable. We are happy to make a contribution towards a charity doing such amazing work to help in a practical way.”

Families are referred to the Guardian Angels Charitable Trust by Starship Children’s Hospital’s Paediatric Palliative Care team. Guardian Angels is run by volunteers and has no administrative costs so 100% of all donations go to helping the families in need.