Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Heart Week 2015 || How can you get involved with Lagan's Foundation


There are many ways which you could be involved in supporting Lagan's Foundation, whether it's through fundraising or by making a regular donation and it's all gratefully received by the families the Charity supports. But they're also always looking to recruit new Home and/or Hospital Support workers.

Our families are special to us. Each child has his or her own unique care needs. Lagan's Foundation will ensure each volunteer is trained by medical professionals so they feel confident when looking after and playing with a child they are referred to. No medical knowledge will be required and you will never be left alone on the premises with the child.
Home Support Volunteers - All we ask is you allow a parent the chance for a minimum of 2 hours of time each week to do what they wish to do around the house, by taking over the general care and observations of
the diagnosed child.
Hospital Support Volunteers are similar to home support volunteers. Hospital volunteers will be required to support parents allowing them someone to speak to, taking care of siblings, giving a parent a couple of hours to get some rest, meet friends etc. All care for the child within hospital will be delivered by medical staff only. 

What will you be required to do? 

  • Care for and look after children under the age of 5 with a heart defect or feeding difficulty
  • Change nappies, clothes and even bath children where required
  • Feed and observe children around meal times
  • Talk to parents, report any issues or queries a parent may have

Next Training Dates 2015

17th April - Alder Hey, Liverpool - Open 
17th July  - Alder Hey, Liverpool - Open 
October - TBC 

Volunteers are urgently needed in the following areas can you help?

If you don't feel hom support is for your but you would really love to become involved with the charity there are still some fantastic opportunities to get involved in.

Jungle Club, Community Support Groups
Help us to organise and operate essential support groups in your area. Bring family and children together, breaking down barriers and fear. Bring a stop to isolation and help families to make friends.

Event Team
Join the Event team and help to hold events around the country which will raise the charity profile and help to raise essential funds to support our families.

Administration/ Back Office
There would be no charity without the back office function holding the charity together. We are always looking for people with time to help out with general administrative roles