Bringing hope to life...

supported by 'The Karen Trust'


Sharon Forrest -2017

Sharon contacted us last year, living on the Isle of Wight Sharon was finding it increasing difficult to visit her family on the mainland, we arranged for a travel pass which enabled her to see her family whenever possible.

Sharon's Words

Dear all at the Karen Trust.

It's been a year this New Year's Eve that I was diagnosed with terminal secondary breast cancer of the spine, skull , femurs , liver and a mass on my sternum to name a few.

Devastated !!! But still here and fighting. At the time I felt very lonely and cut off from all my grown up children who live on the mainland .I live on the Isle of Wight, the most expensive stretch of water to cross on the planet for the distance I think.

I can only say a huge thank you for getting the ferry passes for me. I have visited friends and family and just the thought that I can if I'm able has been a huge comfort. So once again a great big thank you to the Karen Trust.

Kind regards Sharon. Bless you all!! Xx




Rob Figgins - June 2017

Thank you to the Karen Trust, myself & Rob had the most fabulous time at Luton Hoo, weve made some amazing memories that I can treasure forever, We can't thank you enough

Gill xx


Seema - August 2017

The Karen Trust are supporting people who are coming to terms with end of life.
For me, personally, there has been a wave of emotions throughout my journey, but eventually (at the age of 36!) I have reached a point where I have accepted my prognosis and have chosen to take control of the time I have left. I have made the decision to live out the remainder of my life mindfully, enjoying each day and each moment with my husband and 2 year old son (they are my world). To make memories that will last a life time is what I focus on daily.
It is at this point in my journey where the Karen Trust has supported me to make one of my dreams come true. Visiting centre parcs allowed for some truly special quality time with my family and our visit is outlined in the attached document with a few snaps.  
What we are facing is tough and it has made us refocus our lives on what truly matters. This is why I was so deeply touched by the special trip The Karen Trust arranged for us.
You thought of everything and made the entire experience seamless and effortless! 

Manor House Experience


I would like to thank you and Karen Trust for the present. We had a great time at Manor House. The place was exceptional with delicious food, nice staff, beautiful surroundings, great swimming pool.

It was very nice to see my little one to swim for the first time. Thank you for that experience. I can't even describe how much this means to me.

It was the best time I had since my diagnosis.

Best Regards,
Magdalena Skorek

A Reunion of a terminally ill mother with her family

We simply can’t find the words to express our gratitude for the most generous donation given helping us make my mums dreams come true supporting our recent trip to America to reunite my terminally ill mother with family so far away.

As only a family in our position could understand every second of time is now precious, but what your donation helped us to do was forget the pain and the worry for a short time. It allowed us to step away from hospitals and share some very special moments of laughter making additional memories that we can all treasure until the end of time.

Your kindness, and the compassion supported our family when we needed it the most, and forever our hearts will be reminded of your support.

Thank you.
Jodie Harris xxx

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