During the long, hot summer – thanks to your support and generosity – we were able to respond to the nursing staff’s urgent request and purchase fifty bedside fans for the patients in the Cheerful Sparrows Wards at QEQM Hospital, Margate. These are much appreciated. Thank you.

We have also been at work in the local community as usual and responded quickly to urgent requests from link workers…..Beds for children who were trying to sleep on broken ones; washing machines for large families who were struggling to wash everything by hand, for example.

With the pressures on the NHS and 50% of children in some areas of Thanet living at or below the poverty line, we believe that the work of Cheerful Sparrows is now more important than ever. In spite of our best efforts at fundraising, after nearly 100 years of helping local people, we will be looking at closure in about six months’ time. Please help us in any way you can.

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