Allergy UK Christmas Appeal
At this time of year our thoughts turn to Christmas, usually with a sense of anticipation and excitement. But we know this Christmas will be very different, with anticipation and excitement in short supply! Santa Claus will still deliver presents to children and Christmas dinners will still be enjoyed, but for many, this time of year will also be a time of sadness, of reflection and a wish that 2020 had been a better, brighter year.
We think of the families who are missing a familiar face around the dinner table this year and, for our family, that sense of loss is all too real. Last year, we lost our handsome, kind, loving son, Ruben, not to coronavirus, but to a food allergy.
Ruben’s allergy was life threatening and frightening, but he got on with his life and managed it well. He didn’t let it hold him back and lived life to the full! Ruben’s warm and outgoing personality left an impression on everyone who met him. In the end, he died because of the cross contamination of milk products in his favourite popcorn.
The terrible impact of that will live with us forever and I believe it’s time that the UK took allergies seriously. Your gift of £25 will help us make that happen.
Thank you so much for your support this year, we wish you and your family a safe and happy New Year.