B&M funds essential respite support for Dorset and Wiltshire children with life-limiting illnesses
06 December 2017 - South West Charity News
B&M have donated £20,000 to Julia’s House which is enough to provide 333 respite sessions to parents with a seriously ill child, meaning they will be able to get the practical and emotional support they often need when caring for children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.
The charity’s nurses and carers help support families in their homes or within the community, allowing parents and siblings some precious time together. This may be some of life’s simple pleasures which other families take for granted – like going shopping, spending quality time with their other children, or going to the beach.
Jacqui Greenhaf, Community Fundraising Manager, said: “The impact that this very generous donation will have on the families and children who Julia's House support will be huge. Our community care program is a very big part of our service and essential in supporting our families. We thank all of the B&M staff for their on-going support and for choosing us, and B&M customers for making this donation possible.”
B&M Area Manager, James Kew, said: “My team chose Julia’s House because their outstanding work for poorly children and their families in the area needs to be recognised and rewarded.
“A Julia’s House nurse can be a lifeline to some of these families so it’s great that local shoppers can help fund this and support local people in need, even if it only allows them to go shopping – it’s all beneficial.”