A ray of light in the darkness

Who We Are

The Cheer-Up Squad, was established 12 years ago by a group of parents with ill children struggling to cope. Juggling care of the sick child with the needs of the rest of the family highlighted to the founders the lack of services to help families in similar circumstances.

What began as a pipe dream to give entertainment to bedridden children and adults evolved into a flourishing network of kindness and happiness. The Cheer-Up Squad comes into the lives of the ill, supporting and strengthening patients to brave their illness with laughter and cheer, simultaneously reducing social isolation and preventing anxiety and depression.

We help patients forget about gruelling treatments, hospital routines, medical procedures and appointments that have sadly become daily occurrences, and allow the whole family to smile and laugh again.


Patients visited a week (approx)

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