In the autumn of 2004, following a television show about the plight of unwell children in the UK and the effects that serious illness has on their loved ones, that television show led to many conversations and ideas on how to help these children. From that moment, Wipe Your Tears was born, making a difference
A difference is a difference whatever way you look at it. If we could all make a seriously ill child smile for one minute, we would. And if we could make the parents of an ill child feel that someone else cares, we all would, we can and we will.
Our support also extends to children who are victims of domestic violence situations and to underprivileged families in the local community.
Our Mission Statement
Wipe Your Tears created this simple mission statement
“If You Wipe Your Tears, We Will Help You Smile.”
We want to help children who are in hospital and make lives easier for their parents with a simple Christmas present for the children on the wards, a vital piece of medical equipment or assistance to parents who are staying in the hospital to be near their children.
Children who are victims of Domestic Violence situations more often than not are residing in a refuge. Christmas time is usually the hardest time of year to be living in this unforeseen situation, so Wipe Your Tears visits both male and female refuges to hand out smiles with the donations of Christmas gifts which otherwise would not have been received.