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When someone has suffered a serious injury, the impact has wide-reaching repercussions. It turns a family’s life upside down, not just emotionally but financially as well. Travel, accommodation, and childcare are just a few of the considerations that must be addressed. We understand the extra financial strain that this may put on individuals and families. That’s why we have started the Emergency Fund, putting our commitment to work where it’s needed.

Sometimes life doesn’t always go as expected, and we have to deal with difficult situations that are thrown at us. When catastrophic injuries happen, it affects more than just the individual. And often people don’t know where to turn. Hugh James understands that with a number of different and difficult situations arising, this can be a distressing time.

We know you will want to spend time with your loved one while they are recovering from their accident, and paying for transport, accommodation or even childcare shouldn’t be a factor in that.

We have launched the Emergency Fund to help when people need it most. We can help with some of the outgoings that you are faced with; whether that be train or taxi fares, or even a hotel room. We also understand that you may have a family and you will need to juggle childcare with your visiting schedule, and sometimes this too can cost money.

Mr & Mrs Russell, said:

Dear Hugh James Team!

Back in May our son was receiving life-saving care at university hospital in Cardiff. We live in another part of the country and stayed in most of the Airbnb across the city over a period of about 2 months.
You were there for us. The financial support was prompt, generous and hugely appreciated. It also means a lot to us emotionally to know that you cared and were willing to help.
Special thanks to Anu for co-ordinating so amazingly.

You are all amazing!
Massive thanks

Helen Parry, said:

I would like to thank the Hugh James group for their help recently. My husband unfortunately injured his head, and I was given the Hugh James leaflet at the hospital to apply for an emergency fund grant.

I applied and two days later the money for help with travelling costs was in my account. I am so, so grateful to them as I would not have been able to see my husband without their help.

Lynsey Harris, said:

Thank you so much for helping as it has been an extremely difficult time for us all, we are really grateful for your help with the travelling costs back and forth to the hospital in Cardiff.

Louise Roberts, said:

I’ve can’t thank you all enough for your kind help, it’s going to make a big difference to us as we’ve been in hospital with my son since Christmas eve, please thank everyone that made this possible for us.

How to apply

We welcome your application, the form is quite detailed but not difficult, and this will help us to understand your situation and what help we can provide. The fund is limited but can provide for a number of different situations to meet the needs of individuals and their families when they need it most.

There are three easy ways to apply:

1. Online

Fill in the online form which will automatically be sent to the relevant team. This is the fastest way to access the Emergency Fund.

2. Email

Download the application form, scan it in once completed and email it to us at [email protected]

3. Post

Download the application form, print it, fill it in and post it to us at:

Hugh James
FAO Ciaran McCabe and Cari Sowden-Taylor
Two Central Square
CF10 1FS