A children’s hospice is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year and a Weston woman says she is ‘eternally grateful’ for the care she and her newborn son received.
Charlton Farm, in Wraxall, opened its doors in 2007 and provides a host of different services as part of Children’s Hospice South West, which provides care for life-limited children and their families.
But Charlton Farm specifically offers medical care 365 days a year as well as support for families.
At the moment it supports 204 life-limited children, and 152 bereaved families.
Clare Toller spent time at the hospice with newborn son Grayson after he was diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. This is a birth defect that affects normal blood flow through the heart.
“While I was in hospital I longed to just do the simple things with Grayson. Within minutes of arriving I was able to have my very first cuddle with him and hold him close to me like a normal baby; he finally felt like he was mine. “Because of Charlton Farm we all have some fantastic memories that will last a lifetime and for that I am eternally grateful.”
How you can help raise funds for Charlton Farm and the Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW)
- Book a seat or table at CHSW’s Glitter Ball at Ashton Gate Stadium on October 7.
- Skydive on September 10 with 10 others.
- Come on a tour of Charlton Farm. Bookings being taking for people to look around the hospice each month.
- Take part in the brand new Bubble Rush in Keynsham on September 7.
- Nominate your boss to take part in Bristol’s first Jail And Bail fundraiser.
- Sign up for the Great Bristol 10K and run for CHSW.
- Volunteer 10 hours of your time– there are a range of opportunities available to help CHSW from shops to events.
- Give a one-off £10 donation during the 10th Birthday.
- Donate 10 items to a CHSW shop or give 10 per cent of the sale of your eBay items.
- Take part in non-school uniform day on April 26 – Charlton Farm’s official birthday.
Source: Weston Mercury