Welcome to Frank Charles Give A Gift Appeal
Hi! My name is Frank Charles and I'm the founder of the Frank Charles Give A Gift Appeal, We are a registered charity dedicated to giving presents to sick children who are in hospital over the Christmas period.
I began FCGAGA in 2004 and it has been running every Christmas since then.
As a child I spent several years in Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children and it was pretty miserable being in there over Christmas. Many years later my first son, Ashley, passed away from the same illness that had blighted my early childhood and it is in his memory that I decided to try and brighten the lives of children who were too ill to go home over the festive period.
In 2010 I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and cancer of the bone marrow and one of the few remaining items on my bucket list is for FCGAGA to become a registered charity.Which it now is and to develop it into an all year round project giving to those in need and to grant wishes to children and adults with life threatening illnesses. On 11th October 2018 my oncologist gave me the good news that my cancer is in complete remission after eight long years.
Peace and Blessings
Frank Charles BEM.
Ashley Francis Charles
27th November 1987 -
16th October 1989