Tuesday, 15 March 2011

It's all in a good cause

As well as being a great excuse to get together with lots of like-minded vintage loving people, The Vintage in a Teacup, vintage and retro fair will also be fundraising for the Precious Lives Appeal, with all profits from the 'Vintage Tearoom' going to this great cause.

Here Ella Hendy from Children's Hospice South West, Precious Lives Appeal, explains what the money raised will go towards.

'Children's Hospice South West is the only organisation in the South West providing hospice care for children with life-limiting conditions.

'Through our two children's hospices - Little Bridges House in north Devon and Charlton Farm in North Somerset - we provide care and support for families with life-limited children. Sadly there are many children in Cornwall and Plymouth with illnesses which mean they will die in childhood. A third children's hospice - Little Harbour in Cornwall - will bring our special service closer to home for them, and enable us to support even more families throughout the region.

'The Precious Lives Appeal was launched in September 2007 to raise the £5million needed to build this new children's hospice near St Austell. So far over £4.4million has been raised, and it is hoped that Little Harbour will be a place for comfort for the whole family. As well as respite, emergency, and end of life care for sick children, the hospice will care for parents and well brothers and sisters so they can enjoy being together as a family in a homely environment. The special service offered by the hospice will also mean that families will be supported in bereavement and beyond - for as long as they need us.'

This is such a great cause, we really hope to raise lots of money for the appeal on the day.

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