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Do you know a sick child in need of help?

PUBLISHED: 11:25 15 January 2009 | UPDATED: 10:23 23 August 2010

HELPING HAND: Charity founder John Caudwell with Owen Rollason, 7, and Jenny Lee Taylor, 10, two children who have been supported.

HELPING HAND: Charity founder John Caudwell with Owen Rollason, 7, and Jenny Lee Taylor, 10, two children who have been supported.

FAMILIES caring for a sick or disabled child in London are being urged to seek help from a national charity. The Reporter has teamed up with charity Caudwell Children to find sick and disabled children in desperate need of help and to support them by rai

FAMILIES caring for a sick or disabled child in London are being urged to seek help from a national charity.

The Reporter has teamed up with charity Caudwell Children to find sick and disabled children in desperate need of help and to support them by raising funds over the next year.

Caudwell Children has been transforming children's lives since 2000 by providing direct donations of specialist equipment, treatments and therapy. During that time it has helped thousands of children from across the UK.

Typical donations by the charity include state-of-the-art electric wheelchairs, therapeutic tricycles, conductive education and various autism therapy programmes.

Specialist operations or treatments that may not be available through the NHS can also be funded.

The charity was founded by entrepreneur-turned-philanthropist John Caudwell during his time in charge of communications giant The Caudwell Group, which included high street retailer Phones4U.

Today, Mr Caudwell funds all the charity's administration and management costs, so all the money raised goes directly to the cause and is not spent on overheads.

Trudi Beswick, head of Caudwell Children, said: "Our collaboration with the newspaper and its parent group will hopefully mean we will reach thousands more families in desperate need of help over the next year. The charity helps children suffering from any type of condition so we really want to hear from any parents and carers in need of support.

"We will work with them to assess how we can help."

The team are also looking for businesses and individuals who wish to help fundraise during 2009. With everything from celebrity parachute jumps to half marathons and pub quizzes planned for the coming months, we have something to suit everyone.

To find out more, call 0845 300 1348 or visit the website at www.caudwellchildren.com.

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