The Grace Crocker Family Support Foundation
The GCFSF was founded in 2011 by Sara and Nigel Crocker, in memory of their daughter Grace who sadly died in September 2009, aged just 11 weeks. Grace was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, and had open- heart surgery when she was just 5 days old.
Her family lived in Jersey, and so they had to move to Southampton for three months whilst Grace recovered from her surgery. As a result of their own experience, Sara and Nigel set up the GCFSF, with the aim to help other families from Jersey who need to spend time in the UK whilst their child receives medical treatment in hospital.
It is worrying enough when your child is sick, without being faced with additional financial worries, so the foundation specifically aims to eliminate extra burdens by providing financial and emotional support to Jersey families in need.
If you are a family in Jersey with a sick child who needs treatment off island, please visit http://www.gracecrocker.org for more information on the kind of support you could receive.
Whether you competed in the Jersey Round Island Challenge 2017, or are thinking about joining us in 2018, you can donate to the GCFSF by clicking here. The charity relies on fundraising and donations, and any support is greatly appreciated.