What happens next?

Once the application is received it is sent to the trustees for a decision. This generally does not take long. Once we have made a decision, we will contact the person who has made the referral.

Every application is considered on an individual basis.  We look carefully at each case but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accept all referrals.  

If you have any questions please contact us

Refer a child

The youngster must be between 6 & 17 years old, sibling to a child living with a life threatening/limiting condition or young carer and resident in Lancashire.

Who can make the referral?
Young carer support worker, social worker, health care professional or teacher.

Please note - we are unable to accept any referrals from family members or friends.

NB – If applying for a ‘bag’ of any kind, please give details as to the youngster’s interests, likes, favourite colour, football team, hobbies, clothes size etc. Anything that will help us choose goodies suitable and individual for your youngster. Also – as we always add chocolates and sweets, please let us know of any dietary restrictions.

About the child:

Family members living at home:

Details as to the situation surrounding the child who you feel needs a ‘smile’. Please remember that we will accept or reject the smile on the information you give here. So, PLEASE, give as much detail as is possible. Include how the family situation affects the youngster practically, emotionally and physically. We do understand that the information is sensitive and will not disclose it to any third parties.