The Emily Ash Trust was started in 2002 when Emily was diagnosed with Leukaemia. Initially set up to raise awareness of the need for bone marrow donors, the trust has now evolved and today our primary aim is to support families who have a child, teenager or young adult with cancer. We are aware of the enormous strain put on all members of the family at this time, physically, emotionally, logistically and financially and we are here to help provide much needed support and a little light relief for the entire family.
The Emily Ash Trust is a small charity with a huge heart!
All staff work on a voluntary basis with all money raised going to support families in need.
Take a closer look to see how either we can help you, or, you can help us….
How we can help you
At the Emily Ash Trust we are aware of the strain that a cancer diagnosis puts on the entire family. We are here to help.
It’s really important to us that your whole family is supported - parents and siblings are just as important to us as your poorly child.
We run several regular Family Events that cater for all ages. Once you have registered with us you will become part of the Emily Ash Trust ‘extended family’ and will be invited along to events that may be of interest to your family. These events are a great way of meeting other families who have similar experiences and lasting friendships are often made.
As well as the regular events we provide special day trips, short breaks and Holidays giving families some much needed ‘time out’.
Lastly, we receive Special Requests - often for gifts, to make hospital stays a little more bearable or for wishes. We consider all requests.
How you can help us
The support we give to families with a child, teenager or young adult with cancer is vital. To continue to provide this support we need your help. Please get involved!
So Why Choose Us? Caring for a child with cancer puts a huge strain on a family. At the Emily Ash Trust, we aim to support the entire family at this difficult time and often beyond. Unlike many larger charities, our support covers children from as young as a few months to young adults up to age 24. We have little ‘red tape’ and are able to move fast on requests - particularly important when time is of the essence.
We have a whole range of Sponsored Events that you can get involved with from the very energetic - like triathlon and marathons, skydives and mud runs. Or if you prefer something a little more refined we have our annual Celebratory Ball which is our most glittering fund-raiser of the year.
Of course, we are always open to ideas and are eager to hear about your Other Ways to Help.