Puttinu Cares is a children’s cancer support group set up 12 years ago soon after the opening of a specialized Paediatric Oncology Unit, now known as Rainbow Ward, at the Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre in Msida. The support group offers guidance patients and relatives, helps them deal with the ordeal ahead and gives them hope for a brighter future.
For 27 years they have provided accommodation for the families of seriously ill children receiving care and treatment at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool. Every year Ronald McDonald House provides a home from home for more than 2,000 families by offering support and a place to rest which is close to the hospital.
Save the Children has worked in Asia for more than 30 years. From responding to massive earthquakes, tsunamis and cyclones – to providing lifesaving health care and nutrition to children in impoverished nations – they work in the poorest and most vulnerable communities throughout the continent.
Victim Support is an independent Isle of Man charity which offers free and confidential help to victims and witnesses of crime, their family and friends. Following the COVID-19 lockdown the number of referrals and cases has almost doubled, particularly in relation to domestic and sexual violence.