Hope House Children's Hospices provide care and support to terminally ill children and their families across Shropshire, Mid Wales, Cheshire and North Wales.
Their services cost £4 million a year to run and just one month's funding is provided by the Government - the rest of the running costs are met by fundraising and donations.
The Redrow Foundation’s donation has been ear-marked for a new specialised bed in one of the children’s rooms at Hope House, in Oswestry, and to cover the cost of sending community coordinator Karen Wright (pictured) on a palliative care course.
Redrow’s group IT director John Miller nominated Hope House for a donation and visited the charity to find out how the money will be spent.
John said: “Hope House it such an important charity for the local community and it needs a constant supply of funds to continue its vital work. I realise how lucky I am to have had four healthy children and that thought made the decision to nominate Hope House very simple.”
The Redrow Foundation is the national charity of Flintshire-based housebuilder Redrow Homes, which builds new homes across England and Wales. It provides financial support for the relief of poverty and sickness in the UK and, in particular, to provide accommodation and related assistance, including respite care, especially to children, the elderly and those who are sick or infirm. To date it has contributed almost £400,000 to a wide variety of good causes.
Rachel Jones, fundraiser for Hope House said: “We are delighted to have received this substantial donation from Redrow which will fund a new specialised bed for one of the children’s rooms at the hospice and also will pay for Karen to go on a palliative care course. This is a huge boost for the hospice especially in these difficult economic times and we are so very grateful to the Redrow Foundation for their support.”
The support provided by Hope House includes terminal and respite care, both at its two hospices - Hope House, in Oswestry, and Ty Gobaith, in Conwy - and in the child's own home; plus counselling for the whole family for as long as is required. Bereavement counselling is also extended to any family in the community that has lost a child through illness or accident, or where children have lost a parent in traumatic circumstances.
To find out more about Hope House, including ways to support the hospice, visit the website: www.hopehouse.org.uk
Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading house builders, operating across England and Wales, with a strong emphasis on high quality family housing in prime locations. Its New Heritage Collection of family homes combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors. Established more than 35 years, the company has won numerous awards over the years. Redrow received a 5* Award in the Home Builder Federation (HBF) annual customer satisfaction survey in 2011 and 2012; collected the Gold award in the Large Housebuilder category of the 2011 What House? awards; and its ‘Our Pride ~ Your Joy’ campaign was named best marketing initiative at the 2011Housebuilder Awards for innovation and excellence. Web: www.redrow.co.uk.