Covid-19: A Message from The Sandcastle Trust Team

The current coronavirus pandemic is a challenging and uncertain time for everyone and is a real insight into the isolation, vulnerability and anxiousness that families affected by a rare genetic condition face every day.

The health and wellbeing of our beneficiaries is our top priority and so we have had to make the heart-breaking decision to postpone a number of Sandcastle Memories, and at this point we’re not even sure when we will be able to rebook them again. We will of course honour these Sandcastle Memories at a later date, when the situation is clearer, and it is considered safe to do so.

We will continue to accept Sandcastle Memory applications, however, we hope you will understand that we will not be able to confirm any timescales at this time and there will be a delay in us informing you of the outcome of your application. If you have any questions you can contact our team on

During this unprecedented time, we are more committed than ever to supporting our Sandcastle families, especially those facing a period of isolation at home or in hospital. However, there is no escaping the reality that cancellation fees, the costs of rebooking Sandcastle Memories and the loss of income from fundraising events that have had to be cancelled will have a huge impact on our small, volunteer run charity and we now face some of our most challenging financial times. The Sandcastle Trust really needs your help. Please consider making a one-off or regular donation and behalf of the families we help, we thank you for your continued support xx