Our poster shows the common symptoms. Learn more about Long Covid and PIMS the paediatric complication of COVID in children.
There are 117,000 children and young people living with Long Covid in the UK according to the ONS.
See more child stats on our weekly Blog .
Back in October 2020, Sammie Mcfarland encouraged a few parents to come together to raise awareness of Long Covid by making a short film.
It wasn't long before other families reached out to join LCK; all experiencing the same challenges, all with very sick children, feeling isolated and alone.
Long Covid Kids support group grew from need for connection , vaildation and support.
In October 2021 LCK became the first UK based international charity supporting families, children and young people living with Long Covid. We currently support 5750 families and grow at around 120 a week. (30/01/2022) and have groups popping up around the world.
We were thrilled when much loved children's author Michael Rosen became patron of our charity. Michael has been living with Long Covid since his long hospital admission in 2020.
Our growing team volunteers tirelessly advocate for all children alongside our champions.
Read the objets of our charity.
Awareness . Support . Research . Action
Our team of volunteers give their time for LCK because we do not want other families to share our story and because we believe parents have a right to make an informed choice for the wellbeing of their child.
Website to signpost people to resources and provide an information hub. Impact Page
Social media accounts on Instagram , Facebook and Twitter to reach more families, network with support services.
Support groups to provide connections, peer to peer support, sign posting and connection.
A voice for CYP through out the development of services and policies. Inc. NHS Task Force, NIHR Long Covid Expert, NICE Long Covid Consultation Group, WHO Long Covid Panel, Adolescent Advisory Panel, Paediatric Long Covid Research Network and more.
We are proud to be referenced in the NICE Long Covid guidelines & on the CDC Post Covid Syndrome Future Directions and Resources page.
Funds raised will help us to continue this vital work, improve and extend services. As numbers of child COVID cases continue to increase, the demands on our charity continue to grow.
We are campaigning for essential changes in policies to ensure the needs of children and young people are met.
Many of our volunteers are living with Long Covid and subsequently on reduced incomes. As our membership grows the needs of our charity grow too. We have been mangling without resources but this is unsustainable. We urgently need resources to support our work.
Your donation matters & will enable us to continue to support families living with Long Covid .
Big or small, we are grateful for your support.
The LCK Family