Bedford-based, not-for-profit organisation, Creating Memories, has been awarded official charity status from the Charity Commission.
Established in the summer of 2018, Creating Memories has been responsible for fulfilling the unique wishes of children with life-limiting or terminal illness, working locally with Keech Hospice and galvanising support from the local community.
In 2019, founder Pirtti Saggi made the decision to apply for charity status to ensure the long-term aims of the organisation could be better met.
Status was officially granted on 11 May 2020, after the organisation put in a formal submission last December.
Pritti said, “To receive this official recognition and status from the Charity Commission is absolutely brilliant news and it has been a real positive force during what is a challenging time for everyone.
“I want to thank all of the people who have supported Creating Memories up to this point – it is due to you that we have got this far.
“Like so many others, while we all tackle the Covid-19 outbreak, Creating Memories has been unable to operate due to the current necessary restrictions – so this announcement has given us an opportunity to focus on the future. Now we can take Creating Memories forward with purpose when the time is right.
“I love what I do as part of Creating Memories and now working with the trustees, local volunteers and businesses as part of the wider community, I can concentrate on making sure Creating Memories can grow and be in the very best place to ‘make it happen’ for so many deserving families once more.”