Gifts and equipment for seriously-ill children
In 2019, we donated £1,500 to Tylers Trust to support their work giving gifts and equipment to seriously ill children in hospitals.
Their Funding Support Officer, Juliet Stallard, explains how our donation helped them give a little bit extra to local children and their families during the pandemic.
“We would like to say a huge thank you to the Axis Foundation. You kindly donated £1,500 to Tyler’s Trust in 2019 towards essential equipment to support seriously-ill children in hospital. The equipment, DVDs and TVs you provided helped children in 2019. And when COVID hit in 2020, many of the children had to lock down in hospital. So the extra provisions you helped us with helped those children in local hospitals who were unable to get out of bed.
Our further donation
In 2020 the Axis Foundation made a further award of £1,690 to Tyler’s Trust to purchase I-pads and tablets.
More about Tyler’s Trust
Young Tyler underwent extensive surgery and radio therapy following a diagnosis of a brain tumour. During his long time in care, the thoughtful 12-year-old bought two young fellow patients a comic and a toy.Their delighted reaction inspired Tyler. So, in 2014, he founded the charity Tyler’s Trust giving a Gift Box to patients who have been diagnosed with a brain tumour or are suffering from a life threatening condition. Each box contains cheering gifts including a teddy, a bandana, a mug, pens, sweets and a voucher. And, as well as giving gift boxes to family members, Tyler’s Trust also provides additional backup including through an annual family support day.
Tyler has been nominated for several awards in recognition of his courage. In 2018, he received a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his work. He says that his greatest achievement is the creation of Tyler’s Trust, whose patron is TV and radio presenter Fearne Cotton.
There’s more about Tyler’s Trust here