Post Pals

Post Pals is a small charity run solely by volunteers who are dedicated to making seriously ill children and their siblings smile by the sending of cards, letters, little gifts, support and friendship.

It was set up in 2002 by teenagers who were all ill themselves. Vikki George had the idea after finding that receiving cards in the post was the only thing that made her smile when bedbound and isolated due to very severe ME. Even today, Post Pals is still run from beds and hospital beds.

The concept is simple… we feature children on the website with a forwarding address, their interests and stories, and invite members of the public from around the world to log on and send cheerful post, as well as sending items ourselves. Volunteers range from toddlers drawing pictures, right up to an 106 year old who knitted finger puppets, and some like much loved Dottie the Dalmatian aren’t even human!

Post Pals does much more than just sending post though, so take a look through our website to learn more about what we do.

Hello, I am sending you this message on behalf of Sweet Surprise, All our clients have written to everyone on your website. Is there any way you can let us know at Sweet Surprise whether anyone has received our cards please? Our clients have learning difficulties and have spent many hours making the cards and writing in them to the individuals. It would just be nice for us to receive some feedback. Maybe you can let us know on our face book page?

Thank you very much. Val Rowland (Sweet Surprise)

Dear Sweet Surprise

Thank you so much for finding us and writing to our Pals What a lovely thing to do and I’m sure the homemade cards were appreciated Thank you’s from individual Pals are often put on their pages, so you may have been mentioned. Did everyone sign the cards from Sweet Surprise or as individual names? Thank you for wanting to make a difference to the Post Pals children and what a great idea Sweet Surprise is too!

Post Pals

Dear Post Pals

Hi there! Each card was individually signed. In each envelope we placed a small piece of paper containing our address details. We so enjoyed making them & we’ll continue to do so.

Best wishes from us all at Sweet Surprise