The Sandcastle Trust provides families affected by a rare genetic condition with bespoke family respite  to help them build positive memories and strengthen their family relationships. We call these respite packages ‘Sandcastle Memories’.  There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach and Sandcastle Memories can take a variety of forms.

 

Register as a Sandcastle Family

In order for families to be able to access our services, we ask that they complete a registration form.

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Sandcastle Memories - short breaks & days out

Find out how you can apply for family respite in the form of a UK based short break, special day trip or annual attraction pass.

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Sandcastle Memories - At Home

From back garden cinema evenings to annual bake box subscriptions, find out how we can arrange a special and bespoke package of respite for your family which is delivered in your own home.

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Sandcastle Memories - Groups

The Sandcastle Trust recognises the vital importance of peer support. We provide support to rare genetic patient groups and small disorder specific charities to hold family meet ups and fun days

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Sandcastle Santa

Our Sandcastle Santa campaign is a real highlight of our year and shines a spotlight on what we do. Find out how your family can get involved and apply for a special day out at a festive local attraction.

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Sandcastle Memories - Activities & events

We have a varied programme of physical and online events, activities and workshops for the whole family.

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FAQs

Answers to the most frequently asked questions about Sandcastle Memories and the application process.

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Information & Support

A list of organisations and other sources of guidance, advice and practical help that you may find useful if you or a family member has been diagnosed with a rare genetic condition.

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