Our daughter was diagnosed with a childhood cancer, classed as rare, Neuroblastoma in 2007 at the age of 2. We watched her with spirit and courage fight her battle for nearly 2 years.We spent over a year trying to raise funds to take her to America for potentially life saving treatment. But we sadly ran out of time as the disease took hold of our little girl around June 2009. Chelsea lost her brave fight on 9 August 2009, but before she passed away, we promised her we would help other poorly children just like her.
Chelsea's Angels has been set up to raise funds for families whose children have been diagnosed with Neuroblastoma and other cancers classed as rare. Our mission is to ease the financial and emotional pressures of living with a child suffering from theses rare cancers by :
PROVIDING THE CHILD AND PARENTS/SIBLINGS OF THAT CHILD WITH A RESPITE BREAK AWAY AND/OR SOME KIND OF RECREATIONAL HELP FOR THAT CHILD.PURCHASING OF ADDITIONAL MEDICAL EQUIPMENT TO FACILITATE THE CARE AND DAY TO DAY LIVING OF A CHILD WITH THESE RARE CANCERS.
Chelsea's last wish before she passed away was that we, her Mummy & Daddy help other poorly children with this disease. For a 3 year old she was a very mature little girl who knew what she wanted.
STATEMENT ISSUED REGARDING RECENT PRESS COVERAGE OF A CHARITY PYJAMA DAY - Thursday 24 January 2013 @ 16.10pm
We would just like to say we did not contact the Daily Mail regarding an email received about our planned charity Pyjama Day. We are not yet aware of who sent it to the press, but would like to assure everyone it was not anyone from the charity. Both the ET and a press agency contacted us.
We were asked to give a comment to which we declined as we wanted no bad press for either parties, however we were informed the story was going in the paper with or without our comments. So with that information, we decided it was best to comment.
This event has taken place all over the country by many charities, one being Children in Need last year, which is why we felt it was a great, fun event to host. It was also to pay tribute to many children in hospital for long periods of time in their PJ's. Many of us on our team had our own childrens school host this kind of event where the whole school took part. We have also seen another charity just a few weeks ago, host this kind of event where all the schools in her county took part. The event was for all take part, schools, colleges, workplaces, people at home etc.
An email was received accusing our charity of attracting peadophiles, which clearly as a childrens charity this would not ever be our aim. If there was concerns, why not reply in a professional manner giving those concerns so we could discuss the matter further or just decline to take part.
This was meant to be a great way to raise money which had been discussed as a charity and with friends and nobody ever brought up these concerns. We didn't want people to have to go out and buy something specific for the event, and thought pyjamas was an easy item of clothing to find.Kind regards Chelsea's Angels
A video tribute to the bravest angel we will ever know. Her older sister Shannon is singing a tribute song to Chelsea on the video too.