Charity partners discover what life is like for families of children with complex needs

Published: February 27, 2019

Specialist palliative care nurse Sheryl Simon explained the need for Richard Houses’ Hospice at Home service at a breakfast event to celebrate the charity partnership of Gallagher’s and Capsicum Re with Richard House Children’s Hospice.

Through an insightful demonstration she illustrated the challenges a family faces to simply leave the house with a life-limited child who has complex needs due to all the medical equipment they would require for even a simple journey.

Kathryn Elvin, Partnerships Manager at Richard House said:” We are incredibly grateful to Gallagher’s who have already donated £15,000 towards our sensory garden and a further £10,000 which they raised over the Christmas period.

We are overwhelmed by the support that Managing Director Shirley Warner and Mark Coultrip from Gallagher’s and Capsicum Re have shown as well as the commitment and engagement from their colleagues within the organisation. Thank you to all involved.”

Richard House relies heavily on the generosity of donors. For every £4 spent, £3 has to come from donors for them to continue helping seriously ill children and their families through challenging times.

Shirley Warner said: “We were very moved by the demonstration from Sheryl which clearly showed the need for Richard House’s Hospice at Home service and made us more determined to fundraise for this.”