Hazlewoods are proud and thankful to all their staff and clients for their generosity in the contributions made over the last year towards the James Hopkins Trust. £13,670 has been raised over the past twelve months by staff from selling hand made bunnies to clients making donations.
To put this into context, this could pay for 24 nights of respite nursing care for children with life limiting conditions in the James Hopkins purpose facilities, or alternatively nearly 900 hours of nursing care for the children in their own homes.
Charity of the year 2014/15
Now Hazlewoods is in a new financial year we are supporting a new local charity, which is Linc (The Leukaemia & Intensive Chemotherapy Fund).
Linc was set up in 1998 to help patients undergoing intensive chemotherapy and stem cell transplant, which involves a long stay in hospital. Patients can often find themselves in difficulty as a result of their illness and Linc helps them in many different ways, such as:
- Buying extra hospital equipment which the NHS cannot afford to help improve patient care.
- Funding a clinical psychologist to help patients cope with being so ill – this has proven to be very valuable to patients, and Linc is looking to increase the availability of this support by raising an extra £500,000.
- Making the hospital rooms more comfortable (as patients can be there for many weeks).
- Helping patients stay in contact with family and friends whilst they are in isolation (e.g. by funding visits to the hospital, and paying for phone calls).
- Resolving patients’ individual logistical/financial problems, by funding childcare, or providing a dog walker, or helping with rent/mortgage payments…anything that helps really.
There are plenty of money raising events planned for this year, including our annual summer fête.