The National Lottery Supports Richard House

Published: May 17, 2018

We’re delighted to announce that The National Lottery has awarded Richard House Children’s Hospice a grant of £9,890. This grant will be used to fund our STaR (Social, Therapeutic and Resource) activities, and will make a big difference to the lives of children with a life-threatening or complex health condition

Our STaR programme

STaR allows our children and families to live a fulfilling life and offers them the opportunity to spend quality time together. Children can live their lives to the fullest, learn, play and enjoy fun, social activities, including those they wouldn’t be able to do otherwise, such as trips and family days.

At Richard House, families are at the heart of all we do, and our STaR programme also gives families the opportunity to build strong relationships with others in a similar situation.

Making an Impact

Nikki Kent, Head of STaR Service, said,

This is wonderful news for Richard House, and we would like to thank The National Lottery for their support. We also want to say a huge thank you to National Lottery players for making this possible. We hope this will highlight how they are making an impact on the lives of children with a life-threatening or life-limiting illness.

From the moment a child is diagnosed with a serious illness, everything changes. These changes impact the whole family and can create feelings of isolation. For example, simple trips out to do fun activities can be challenging due to medical equipment or transport needs. The Big Lottery Fund’s grant will help us change this, by enabling families to live as positive and happy a life as possible when dealing with a serious health condition, and by helping them to build a local support network and access therapeutic support on their doorstep.

We look forward to sharing more about how The Big Lottery Fund has made an impact in the coming months.