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Wipe Away Those TearsWe are a charity which aims to grant a wish and bring a sparkle into the lives of terminally or seriously ill children in Essex. We have no overheads or administration costs, so every penny that is raised goes towards helping very special children

Wipe Away Those Tears has no cures to offer and all too often some of our wishes will end in sadness, but during desperate times when there seems to be no hope we aim to wipe away those tears and bring a sparkle into the lives of these special children, no matter how big or small.

Wipe Away Those Tears was set up in 2006 with the aim of raising money from a Summer Ball each year. In February 2007 my dear father, Phil O’Shea, sadly passed away.

Instead of flower tributes at his funeral friends and family paid tribute by making donations to wipe away those tears. It seems fitting that the charity I founded received these initial donations in memory of my beloved father.

Wipe Away Those TearsJason O’Shea
Founding Trustee

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Brooke is 7 years old and has epilepsy.  She suffers with prolonged febrile seizures and her condition is getting worse.  She is also non-verbal.Her mum wrote to Wipe Away Those Tears as Brooke requires a car seat that will support her properly.  Wipe Away Those Tears are delighted to purchase the new seat for Brooke at a cost of £645.
Scarlet is 7 years old and has  microcephaly hydrocephalus,  cerebral palsy and epilepsy.  She is 99.9% deaf in both ears and has cochlear implants for hearing.  She is also peg fed, suffers with asthma and thinning of the bones.Her mum wrote to Wipe Away Those Tears, as Scarlet needs sensory toys and equipment to aid her development.  Wipe Away Those Tears are delighted to purchase equipment totalling £1,500.
We are delighted to confirm that Wipe Away Those Tears has raised a total of £6,027.40 thanks to Co-op members.Wipe Away Those Tears has been chosen to benefit from the next round of the Co-op Local Community Fund. The funding round will open on 27 October 2019 and close on 24 October 2020. During this funding phase, Co-op Members are able to choose us as their local cause. Every time a member buys selected own-brand products and services, 1% of the money they spend goes to local causes in their community.Please follow the link below and choose Wipe Away Those Tears for when you shop in your local Co-Op.  https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/41607#ItsWhatWeDo  #MakingADifference The Co-op are incredible what they do for local causes, raising a total of £17 million to date.  We would like to say an enormous THANK YOU.
We would like to say an enormous THANK YOU to all our supporters over the years, who have been so incredibly generous.  We could not have done it without you.
So proud to announce that Jason O’Shea has been awarded the Ultimate Pride of Essex Award for Wipe Away Those Tears.

OUR FACEBOOK PAGE IS WHERE WE SHARE OUR STORIES
3 hours ago

Georgina has two children with cystic fibrosis. She wrote to Wipe Away Those Tears as she desperately needs a condensed tumble dryer for her children, due to their condition and needing protection from condensation and damp. At the moment she has to travel to a launderette 3 times a week to dry their clothes.

Wipe Away Those Tears are delighted to purchase this at a cost of £300.

16 hours ago

Brooke is 7 years old and has epilepsy. She suffers with prolonged febrile seizures and her condition is getting worse. She is also non-verbal.

Her mum wrote to Wipe Away Those Tears as Brooke requires a car seat that will support her properly.

Wipe Away Those Tears are delighted to purchase the new seat for Brooke at a cost of £645.

6 days ago
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Courtney is 8 years old. She was born with stage 5 renal failure and is six years post kidney transplant from her Mum. She also has bilateral talipes, spina bifida hypermobility and Asperger’s syndrome.

She has had a lot going on just recently with admissions to hospital.

Courtney is home schooled and her Mum wrote to Wipe Away Those Tears, requesting help in making her room more comfortable for learning.

Wipe Away Those Tears are delighted to purchase the necessary equipment at a cost of £1,006.

6 days ago

Scarlet is 7 years old and has microcephaly hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy and epilepsy. She is
99.9% deaf in both ears and has cochlear implants for hearing. She is also peg fed, suffers with asthma and thinning of the bones.

Her mum wrote to Wipe Away Those Tears, as Scarlet needs sensory toys and equipment to aid her development.

Wipe Away Those Tears are delighted to purchase equipment totalling £1,500.

6 days ago
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An email we received:

Hello I've heard so much about your amazing charity, and how much you help families. I have a little son called Lennie, who is my true miracle. I was told I couldn't have children after going through IVF fifteen years ago. I was devastated, then when I turned 40 and thought I was going through the change, I found out I was pregnant. I was shocked and overjoyed.

My baby boy arrived and he was perfect, until I found a small lump in his spine. I took him to our local hospital and they told me he had a slipped disc and it wasn't a problem to solve. Then somehow we got referred to Great Ormond Street to see a spinal surgeon, who looked into his X-ray in more detail and on the 21st July last year our world got turned upside down. They had found my Lennie has MPS1 Hurlers disorder which affects every part of his body. This disease was attacking my baby from the day he was conceived. He has now just turned 2 and had 10 operations and a bone-marrow ... See more

1 week ago

X was born with multiple congenital defects and has since been diagnosed with VACTERL Association. One of his problems affects his spine, and he has been diagnosed with Kyphoscoliosis.

His mum wrote to Wipe Away Those Tears as he requires a pram insert that will help him to be more comfortable and help with the curvature of his spine.

Wipe Away Those Tears are delighted to purchase this at a cost of £359.

1 week ago

We would like to say an enormous THANK YOU to everyone at Primark Romford for choosing Wipe Away Those Tears as their charity of the year and donating £750. We are so grateful to everyone for their support and generosity xx

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We are delighted to confirm that Wipe Away Those Tears has raised a total of £6,027.40 thanks to Co-op members.

Wipe Away Those Tears has been chosen to benefit from the next round of the Co-op Local Community Fund.

The funding round will open on 27 October 2019 and close on 24 October 2020.

During this funding phase, Co-op Members are able to choose us as their local cause.

Every time a member buys selected own-brand products and services, 1% of the money they spend goes to local causes in their community.

Please follow the link below and choose Wipe Away Those Tears for when you shop in your local Co-Op.

https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/41607

#ItsWhatWeDo #MakingADifference

The Co-op are incredible what they do for local causes, raising a total of £17 million to date. We would like to say an enormous THANK YOU.

1 week ago

We would like to say an enormous THANK YOU to all our supporters over the years, who have been so incredibly generous. We could not have done it without you.