The Milly Moo Foundation is a Kent-based charity set up in memory of Amelia Libby Reeve, a young girl who was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukeamia (AML) at the age of 3. Despite receiving terrific treatment and support, Amelia (Milly) sadly passed away at age 3 and a half. The Milly Moo Foundation seeks to provide support and assistance to those diagnosed with Leukeamia, by raising money to provide a holiday home to be used by patients and their families during and after periods of treatment, and to raise vital funds to assist in the research for a cure for Leukaemia.
The charity is a small family run charity based in Chattenden Rochester. They provide holiday accommodation free of charge to families who have a child being treated for Cancer. The Milly caravan is based at the Haven holiday site at Allhallows and is fully equipped with everything you would need to entertain a family regardless of whether they are having to stay in as they aren’t very well or can play out.
They also run other projects with their hospital partners. This includes the ‘MillyMoo Here For You Emergency Boxes’. Every hospital has a stock of these to be given out when a family finds themselves as in-patients unexpectedly. The charity also provides cuddly bears to each newly diagnosed child who then takes it on their treatment journey. The bears can even be cannulated!!
The Walker Construction Trust have donated a grant of £1,600. This will allow 3 children to have a holiday plus emergency packages for families finding themselves in hospital without any planning, and therapy teddy bears to help the children through their treatment journey.