The Zak Vali Foundation

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78 St. Georges Road,
Bolton,Greater Manchester


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The Zak Vali Foundation started up in memory of Zak Vali who sadly passed away with cancer in 2015.

During this difficult time we realised that whilst there are many charities well established to provide emotional support as well as information about cancer, there are none set up to provide financial support for the costs of a funeral when a child passes away due to cancer.

Often when a child takes ill with cancer, the family must dedicate all of their time for caring for their child and taking them to and from hospital. During this period it can be very difficult for the parents to find work which make finances an extra stress for them to juggle. 

If the child sadly passes away, parents are often left grieving and financially unable to pay for a fitting send off for their loved one.

The Zak Vali Foundation are the only charity in the UK that provide financial support to relieve the financial burden that saying goodbye to a child may bring.

Our referrals come directly from the carers that have been working personally with the child and family and therefore know their needs best.

It is our belief that nobody should have to worry about being able to afford a fitting send off for their child. And it is our aim to ensure that where possible we will ensure that every child that passes away due to cancer has a funeral they deserve.

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