Ilford accountants show their support to local children’s hospice this December 

Published: December 13, 2017

Ilford accountants Preston’s Chartered Accountants have shown their support for Richard House their local children’s hospice by supporting their #OneHour campaign.

Kirsty Blair, Head of Care at Richard House, said: “When a child is diagnosed, the whole family is thrown into turmoil. Richard House Children’s Hospice is there to provide help through these difficult times, and continues to do so even after the child has died. But with the majority of our funding coming from donations, we need the support of our local community to continue to be there for them. This is why we appreciate Anver and his colleagues’ generosity.”

Anver Patel is a Director at Preston’s Chartered Accountants in Ilford and has supported Richard House for four years; “I have done some runs and raised money for Richard House and I am fully behind their #One Hour campaign and ask that you support it too. Every penny counts to the hospice! So please support the campaign this December and make a real difference.”

 

Richard House Children’s Hospice helps around 300 families across East London to lead as happy and positive a life as possible whilst supporting a child with a serious life-limiting illness. Children like Ilford residents Anayah and her mum Naureen.

20 month old Anayah suffers from a condition that causes severe muscle weakness throughout her body, including her respiratory system. As a result she can’t breathe on her own and is connected to a ventilator 24 hours a day.

Anayah comes to Richard House regularly for planned respite, allowing her parents to spend some time together with her two brothers and to have some rest.

Mum, Naureen, said: “All of the nurses are so good with Anayah, they are amazing; they help in every way you could imagine. If I have a problem they will sort it out there and then.  It’s fantastic at Richard House, Anayah loves it there and so do I.

 

The #OneHour campaign is will run throughout December, asking people to donate one hour of their pay to Richard House. www.richardhouse.org.uk/onehour