On 1st November, Children’s Palliative Care Society starts annual Charity movement the “Tree of Angels covering with snow” whose purpose is both to actualize issues concerning palliative care by drawing public attention to the quality of life of severely ill children and also to get a financial support for making it possible to provide multi-professional care at patient’s home. The fundraising campaign “Give a chance to live at home, not hospital” will take place in Apotheka pharmacies in whole Latvia from 1st November till 31st December. In the framework of this charity movement, other activities will also take place – more events will be organized and there will be a charity concert in the Riga Dome Cathedral on December 25.
Anda Jansone, the director of Children’s Palliative Care Society says: “Children Palliative Care Society” organizes charity movement “Tree of Angels covering with snow” the fifth year already. In the framework of this movement we invite our society to think about their neighbors – the families that have severely ill children. We invite to share compassion and to open our hearts to a true love of mankind.
During this time society has managed to solve many questions in order to receive financial support from the government for providing medical and psychoemotional help. However, there are still many needs the fulfillment of which require additional financial support – new medical equipment, special care products that are not government funded as well as a support for the development of new services are needed.
Last year, with the collected funds, it was possible to purchase useful medical equipment and partly provide patients with the necessary home visits.
What makes cooperation with the pharmacy chain “Apotheka” this year more warmhearted is the fact that health of 2 children that last year were the charity campaign’s messengers in Apotheka pharmacy chain has improved and Society’s help is no more needed. At the moment there are more than 200 families whose children need this kind of care”.