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Online Scheme To Help Families Caring For Sick And Disabled Children, Wales

Help for families with sick and disabled children in Wales is now available at the click of a mouse, Deputy Minister for Social Services Gwenda Thomas will announce.

Ms Thomas will officially launch a new online scheme from the Family Fund Trust called Family Fund Extra, which gives disabled children's families discounts at leading retailers.

More than a hundred companies are signed up to the scheme including Tesco, Marks and Spencer, Comet, Argos, Boots and Haven Holidays.

General shoppers can also buy through www.familyfundextra.org.uk and raise money for the Family Fund Trust at the same time. The Trust receives commission on every purchase which can then be re-distributed as grants to help families.

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