Pabla + Pabla Solicitors have nominated Francis House Children’s Hospice as the beneficiary of its fundraising activities for the next twelve months.
Pabla + Pabla Solicitors Practice Manager Lorraine Chatterton had her say on the decision: “We are all delighted that Francis House Children’s Hospice is our Charity of the Year. The hospice does such wonderful work for families across our community, and we are really looking forward to supporting them this year.” Francis House supports more than 550 families of children, teenagers, and young adults with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. Francis House services are all given completely free of charge, providing respite care, homecare, end of life care and bereavement support.”
Julie Williams, Fundraising Officer at Francis House, said: “We are most grateful to Pabla + Pabla Solicitors for making this commitment to support our charity and we look forward to working with the team throughout the year.
“We get very little government funding, so we rely on the support of the local community and organisations to ensure that we can continue to provide a free service to the children and families who need us most.”
Pabla’s Managing Partner Patrick Flynn was delighted to be able to get involved in such a worthy cause: “We have a host of challenges and events planned through the year – not only to raise awareness of the incredible work the hospice does and why they need the community’s support, but also to help them to continue to expand their vital services.”
The first of these fundraising events was the Run Through Media City event which raised £827.
The total cost of running Francis House each year is £4.7 million. Through the development of its established homecare team, the hospice needs support more than ever as it continues to recruit additional nurses to the team to support more families at home.