Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) has been boosted by a contribution from Bloor Homes.
The housebuilder’s Exeter region Managing Director Bradley Davison visited the charity’s Little Bridge House children’s hospice near Barnstaple to present the donation, along with chocolates and selection boxes for children staying at the hospice.
A spokesperson from Bloor Homes said: “We admire and support the work CHSW has done for more than 30 years. We know from our Exeter and South West regions that Devon, Somerset and Cornwall is a vast area.
The charity is a constant for so many families across this whole area, providing unwavering care when it is really needed.
“We are particularly pleased to learn our donation will support the work that CHSW has begun in providing at-home services, so the excellent care they give in their hospices can continue to be extended where and when it is needed in the communities. This really reflects our own values of enhancing and supporting the communities we build in.”
Paul Courtney, Director of Fundraising at CHSW, said the donation would make a huge difference to children with life-limiting conditions and their families across Devon, Somerset and Cornwall.
He said: “As is the case with many charities, our fundraising capacity was really limited during the pandemic. Receiving such a sizeable donation from Bloor Homes to support the work we do with young people and their families will make a huge difference and we are very thankful for their support.
“The pandemic did give us the opportunity to assess and address the need for at-home support for the young people we care for and the families we work with, especially important at a time when Covid restrictions were in place. This worked hand-in-hand with the adaptions we were able to make at our hospices, creating bubbles where families could be together at crucial times.
“As a result, we have been able to take our professional support into the community, supplementing the on-site care given at our three hospices – Little Bridge House in Devon, Charlton Farm near Bristol, and Little Harbour in Cornwall – and reducing the need to travel. The contribution from Bloor Homes will certainly go a long way to supporting this growing aspect of our community work.”