A CHARITY supporting the siblings of poorly children is celebrating its third year of helping families.

Sponsor a Sibling, was set up in 2016 by Laura Rolph-Wills, who lives in Grafton Road, Dovercourt.

Her youngest son Harry suffers from a rare form of Batten disease, resulting in him gradually losing his sight and mobility.

She set up the charity after realising her eldest son Joshua was affected by his brother’s illness and wanted to help siblings like him.

The charity has recently turned three years old and Laura is now trying to raise £75,000 to purchase a second caravan for families in need of a holiday.

The caravan will include a wet room and hospital bed, so even medically fragile children can have a holiday with their siblings.

Laura said: “As a charity, we have beautifully blossomed over the past three years and we are all excited to see what the future holds.

“With the support of our corporate fundraising programmes over the past year, we very proudly settled our caravan finance in July, a whole three years and four months ahead of schedule.”

As well as a holiday caravan, the charity provides gift packs and hospital packs for siblings of ill youngsters.

Laura added: “We will also be looking at recruiting a volunteer team, if you can help with cleaning and upkeep of the caravan, wrapping presents, or have an expertise in the clerical side or legalities of running a charity, please get in contact.”

To get in contact with the charity visit sponsorasibling.co.uk.