Who we are

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Richard House Children’s Hospice supports children and their families in East London to lead as positive and happy a life as possible when dealing with a life-limiting health condition.

The Hospice was founded by our Life-President Anthea Hare, who was inspired by both her experience as a paediatric nurse at Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, and through helping her parents to look after her severely autistic brother Richard, who died as a young man.

Calvin and mum Maureen

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In November 2000 we became the Capital’s first children’s hospice when we opened our day care centre in Beckton. Our residential unit opened in December 2002.

Today we support around 300 families from Newham, Barking, Dagenham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Hackney, Redbridge, Haringey, Islington, Ilford, Camden and into South Essex.

We are situated in Beckton, east London, which is one of the most socio-economically deprived areas of Britain and based within a widely ethnically diverse community. Year-on-year, demand for our services increases.

This year we need to raise over £3.5 million to keep and expand the services we provide to life-limited children and their families. Statutory funding covers only a third of our costs, so we rely heavily on the generosity of our donors and the money raised from our six charity shops in east London and Essex.

Meet our CEO Chris Baker 

 

This year we need to raise over £3.5 million

Statutory funding covers only a third of our costs, so we rely heavily on the generosity of our donors and the money raised from our six charity shops in east London and Essex.

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