Rebecca House Children’s Hospice will receive £1,352.00 that will be spent on providing days out for the children and young people that attend the specialist hospice facility, their siblings and their parents. Rebecca House delivers respite, palliative and end of life care for children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions; and as part of their wider support package run Sibling and Parents Groups
The grant will be spent on various ‘Great Day’s Out’ for the children, young people and families of Rebecca House including; a visit to the Wildlife Park, and trips to Ape Mann, Fun Barn, Laserblast and Bowling. This enables the children to enjoy activities that will allow them to lead as full and normal life as possible. The grant will also allow the siblings and parents to access support and fun activities alongside other families in similar situations
Vicky Wilson, Head of Children, Young People and Therapies at Hospice tells us how the grant will help Rebecca House, “We are so excited to have been successful in this grant; the funding means we can have an allocated budget for our days out, allowing us much more freedom to plan activities and not be inhibited by costs. Being able to take the children and young people on trips is so beneficial to their wellbeing and development; similarly the benefit to siblings and parents of having the opportunity to do a fun activity with peers is huge, they have a great time but also the opportunity to support each other and share experiences.”
Claire de Silva, Tesco’s Head of Community, said: “Tesco Community Grants help support local good causes like Rebecca House Children’s Hospice and especially those projects supporting young people, those providing food, and local causes close to our colleagues’ hearts.”
Tesco Community Grants is run in partnership with community charity Groundwork, who has awarded grants to thousands of local community projects every year. Tesco’s Community Grants scheme – previously Tesco Bags of Help - has already provided over £100 million to more than 50,000 projects across Britain.
Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said: “Tesco Community Grants continues to give local projects the boost they need to help their communities thrive. We are pleased to have been able to help so many local good causes over the years and look forward to seeing what community organisations can achieve in the future with the right resources.”
Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/communitygrants.