Archie and Chiara's Story - The #RealCosts of Christmas

Archie and Chiara are five and three years old, and live in Exeter with their mum Becci, dad Lee, and little brother Sebastian who is 20 months old. All three children have additional needs. Read more

Meghan's Story

Meghan is ten years old and lives in Cheshire with her mum Amanda and dad Michael. Meghan has cerebral palsy with a severe developmental delay due to periventricular nodular heterotopia and extensive polymicrogyria. Read more

Kerem's Story

Kerem is five, and lives in Liverpool with his mum, dad, and brother Khalil. He was born with Down’s syndrome and developed leukaemia as a baby. Read more

Pippa's Story

Pippa is 11, and lives in Cheshire with her mum, Laura, and siblings Luke, Hannah, and Alfie. She has a very rare genetic syndrome called Kabuki Syndrome. Read more

Malachi's Story

Malachi is four and lives in Newry with his mum, Noreen, and older sister. He has autism and difficulty communicating, as well as low muscle tone. Read more

Amaiyah's Story

Amaiyah is six, and lives in Glasgow with her mum, dad, younger brother and sister. She is autistic. Read more

Cameron's Story

Cameron is five and lives in Midlothian with his mum, his two sisters, and his dad. Cameron is autistic, and has certain sensory needs that need to be met. Read more

Sam and Beth's Story

Beth and Sam are 12 and 13 years old, and live in Plymouth with their brother, Ollie, who is six, their mum Maria, and dad Christopher. Sam has diplegic cerebral palsy, and Beth had a major stroke aged two and a half. Read more

Joseph's Story

Joseph is 10 and lives with his mum, Catherine, in Nottinghamshire. Joseph has autism. Catherine says that “People need to know that autism is no different to having a broken leg, as in just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not there.” Read more

Setayesh's Story

Setayesh is ten and lives in London with her dad, Nasir. Setayesh is autistic, and Nasir is her main caregiver. Read more

Matthew's Story

Matthew is 14 and lives in a small village near Conwy with his mum, Anwen. Family Fund provided a grant for Matthew and his family to go on holiday before Matthew’s dad passed away from Leukaemia. Read more

Eleanor's Story

Eleanor is seven and lives in Cheshire with her mum, Zoe, and her brother. She has a rare genetic makeup which has resulted in a diagnosis of Cole-Carpenter syndrome with osteogenesis imperfecta, a group of genetic disorders that mainly affect bones. Read more

Jack's Story

Jack is nine and lives in Bromsgrove, Worcester with his mum Catherine and two siblings Oliver and Maisie. Jack has cerebral palsy and epilepsy. Jack's story is part of Family Fund's #InTheirShoes appeal. Read more

Sienna's Story

Sienna is seven and lives in York with her mum, Caroline. Sienna is autistic and has some sensory difficulties. Sienna's story is part of Family Fund's #InTheirShoes appeal. Read more