There are one million disabled children in the UK and a third of them live in poverty. As the current crisis challenges all of us in ways we couldn’t have imagined, those with compromised health and fewer resources face the greatest risks.

This April, TV and Radio broadcaster Jo Whiley presented the BBC Radio 4 Appeal for Family Fund to help disabled children live well through hardship.

Donate and change lives today

Family Fund supports 70,000 disabled and seriously ill children every year with grants. Your donation will help us reach families who are truly in need.

£5 could help reach three more families with essential information about financial support.

£40 could provide a fresh new set of bedding for a child who needs frequent changes of sheets.

£100 could help cover hospital visiting costs to help a family travel and stay near their child during an unplanned, emergency hospital visit.

Please remember that donations for our appeal should be made through our website. Donations to Family Fund are no longer being accepted through the Radio 4 Appeal website.

Get involved

Inspired by our appeal? There are lots of ways to get involved and start helping families, from taking part in a challenge event to volunteering. Click here to find out more.

Why Jo Whiley supports Family Fund

It’s three times more expensive to raise disabled children and around a third of families are doing so in poverty.

Family Fund is here to help and provides families with financial support or specialist items helping disabled children live well through hardship.

Jo understands the challenges facing families raising a disabled child, growing up with her younger sister who has a rare genetic syndrome.

Our appeal told of a little girl called Hadley. Here's her story:

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