As of this month (January 2014), we have helped nearly 30 families who have had to spend time in the UK with a child receiving medical treatment in a hospital.
We have given around £30,000 in two years to help pay for:
Flights for family members.
Food and everyday living expenses. Even though you can get discount at most hospital canteens, it is still expensive if you cannot cook your own food all the time.
Additional travel costs, such as petrol, buses, etc.
Rent / accomodation in the UK: If families are over with other children, hospital accomodation is not always feasible and so they have to rent properties near the hospital instead. Hospital accomodation is also not very cheap.
Mortgage / rent on Jersey properties whilst they are away.