Sponsor a child nurse
PUBLISHED: 12:00 27 March 2015
A HOSPICE is appealing for more businesses to sponsor a nurse to provide vital support to children with life-limiting conditions.
It costs around £30,000 a year to fund a nurse at Children’s Hospice South West in Wraxall and in November last year the charity launched its Sponsor a Nurse scheme and appealed to businesses to donate £1,000 each to the cause.
A number of generous companies have already signed up to the appeal including Mark Templer Residential Sales and Letting Agents, Unite the Union, Rotork, Right Publishing Database Solutions and Thornbury Nursing Services.
Mark Templer (pictured), whose business is based in Kenn Road, Clevedon, said: “After visiting the hospice we knew that we wanted to be able to make a difference to local families that live right alongside our customers.
“We are delighted to be a part of their Sponsor a Nurse scheme so that they continue to fund their amazing nursing team that supports so many local children.”
Hospice nurses have specialised knowledge of caring for children with complex needs or chronic illnesses and are dedicated to providing the best possible care.
Staff enable families to enjoy precious time together at the hospice - reading stories and having home-cooked food prepared for them.
The nurses also provide one-to-one care to allow parents to take a much-needed break.
Staff also deliver a wide range of services including short breaks, specialist play, music therapy, activities for siblings and support for parents.
For more information about how to sponsor a nurse call Janey Hellmen on 01275 866600 or visit www.chsw.org.uk/sponsor-a-nurse
The charity is also holding a 5km Rainbow Run event on the Downs in Bristol on June 20 to raise money for its vital work. Register at www.chsw.org.uk
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