Why donate

From the moment a child is diagnosed with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition, everything changes, and these changes affect the whole family. Richard House is here to support these families but we need the help of generous supporters like you.


By supporting Richard House, you are helping 306 children and their families receive holistic, specialist palliative care and therapeutic activities.

Children like Hope, a bright, bubbly cheerful five year old who suffers from a rare life-limiting condition called neutropenia. But despite of all these difficulties, Hope is a happy and sparkling child with an infectious personality.

Grandad John is Hope’s full time carer. He told us:

Looking after a child with a life-threatening health condition can be very challenging and respite care gives me the chance to have a little break and regain the strength needed for me to be able to give my most to Hope.

It is unclear how Hope’s health conditions will continue to affect her daily life or how the illness will progress, but her neurologist hopes she may be able to walk a short distance without a walking frame someday; so John is hopeful for her future, taking each day as it comes.

Hope loves coming to Richard House, as she gets to meet other children and join in the fun activities. It makes me so happy to see how much she is enjoying herself here.

Please donate and help the children and families who rely on the support that Richard House provides:

  • One-off donation

Make a one-off donation to Richard House

  • Regular Donation

Set up an online direct debit to regularly donate money to Richard House

  • Leave a legacy

Leave a gift to Richard House in your Will

  • Give in-memory

Make your donation in someone’s name to celebrate their life

  • Fundraise for us

Cycle, run, abseil, bake, there are so many ways you can raise money for us and have some fun too.

  • Amazon Wish List

Buy a toy, DVD or game that will brighten up our children’s days directly from our Wish List 

From respite care to therapies and family support, find out more about how we help life-limited children and their families.