Project information

Forget Me Not Children's Hospice

To continue providing care and support to children with life shortening conditions and their families across West Yorkshire. We currently care for 170 families through our hospice and hospice at home service but know there are potentially 700 families who could need our support.

This project is ongoing as we continue to reach out to more and more families who could need our support.

Charity information: Forget Me Not Children's Hospice

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  • Need

    Need

    We upport 170 children with life shortening conditions and their families across West Yorkshire, but we know that there are a further 530 local families who could need our support. It costs £3.8million each year to run our charity and with just 6% of this coming from the government, the support of our community is vital.

    Solution

    We will continue growing as a charity until we can support every single family who wants our support across Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Reach out to more children with life shortening conditions and their families across West Yorkshire

    Activities

    » Continue to raise the awareness of our charity across West Yorkshire
    » Recruit more staff in order to fulfil the demand

    Success will be positive feedback from all of the families we support and seeing an increase in the number of families cared for


  • Impact

    Impact

    In the long term we hope to be able to offer every family who has a child with a life shortening condition in Calderdale, Kirklees or Wakefield the opportunity to receive free care, tailored around their own specific wants and needs.

    Risk

    Long term funding
    We are constantly growing as a charity and have a financial plan in place to help us as we continue to grow, coupled with our experienced team of fundraisers, our ten shops and our fantastic volunteer base

    Reporting

    Donors can be kept up to date in a number of ways, from letters to magazines. We also have a presence on social media (Facebook, Twitter and YouTube) offering donors the opportunity to keep up to date with the latest news from the charity

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £3,800,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £3,800,000 Care cover the running costs of the charity for a year

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Donors £3,800,000 Conditional
  • Background

    Location

    Our hospice, Russell House, is located in Huddersfield. The care we provide can also be offered in families own homes across Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield.

    Beneficiaries

    Our catchment area is Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. Children or young person with a life shortening condition and their family members can access our services.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Over the past year we have seen the number of families we support continue to increase, in the summer of 2013 we were caring for 50 families and now we support 170. We have the staff and the infrastructure in place to successfully continue to grow and support even more families who have children with life shortening conditions who could need our help

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Peter Branson

    Peter is the Chief Executive of the charity and has many years experience within the sector.

    Clair Holdsworth

    Clair is our Integrated Head of Care.

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