As well as supporting our clients, we believe it’s really important to support our local community. We’ve opted to do this by partnering with a local charity.
Why we’ve chosen Compton Care as our charity partner
Both Paul and Emma’s lives have been touched by the loss of a parent. Their experiences, although quite different, have given them an appreciation of how important it is to have the right support.
Emma was just 11 when her dad succumbed to cancer. She and her two sisters were largely unaware of what was going on, never being told about the severity of their dad’s illness.
His loss, therefore, came as a huge shock and left her reeling from the grief. There was no family support or counselling offered. She simply had to cope.
When Paul’s stepdad, Steve, needed help with a life-limiting condition it was a very different story – because Compton Care was there for the whole family.
They helped Steve with pain relief and he spent happy hours at their art therapy sessions, while Paul’s mum built her own support network at their craft and chat sessions for carers and benefited from counselling.
Both were given all the help they needed to manage physically and emotionally and the wider family had peace of mind that they had the best care possible.
Compton Care also helped Paul’s birth father after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. Although Paul lost touch with his dad after his parents separated, it’s comforting to know he had that vital support when he needed it.
This is why Get Smart has vowed to help Compton Care as corporate supporters, to ensure this service is available for more people who need it.
We’re supporting in loving memory of our dads.
About Compton Care
This amazing charity offers support to people living with a complex or incurable condition.
Their range of services are designed to support both patients and their families in living the best life possible after a diagnosis.
We can vouch for how wonderful the staff are, and how invaluable their help is when you need it most.
They are dedicated to making each and every day extraordinary for patients and their loved ones, but to succeed, they rely on the generosity of the communities they serve.
It costs £10million every year to provide this care and support across the Black Country, South Staffordshire and East Shropshire, free of charge. With only one third of their running costs coming from Government funding, it really is the charity’s supporters that keep their services going.
We’ll be getting involved in upcoming fundraising events arranged by Compton Care, as well as organising our own.
Click here to see some of the upcoming events you could get involved with.
To find out more about how YOU could help Compton Care, visit their ‘Support Us’ page.