Recently we attended a start on site event in Oxfordshire where we're bringing 200 affordable homes to Carterton.
After a chance conversation with one of their supporters at the event, we have donated £5,000 to a children's hospice called Hope House.
Anthony Watts, who previously owned the land on Milestone Road, spoke with our Group Chief Executive Elizabeth Froude and explained the work of the hospice and its positive impact on the local community.
Mrs Froude commented,
“At Platform Housing we are always proud to support and work with partners in our wider communities. The work Hope House provide is invaluable and when fundraising is getting harder for charities it is even more important that we are able to step forward and offer a little help, to ensure they continue to be here to help people at a very difficult times in their lives”.
Andy Goldsmith, Hope House Chief Executive said,
"Hope House Children's Hospices believes that no-one should face the death of a child alone and so we are here with expert nursing care, love and support for children and their family from diagnosis and into bereavement.
Every year it costs us £500,000 to provide expert compassionate end-of-life care and we can only be here for children and families at this most difficult time because of the generosity of donors and supporters like Platform Housing Group. On behalf of everyone involved with the hospice our heartfelt thanks."
Above: Anthony Watts (Left) and Elizabeth Froude, Group Chief Executive of Platform Housing Group (Right) at the event at Milestone Road in Carterton.
The donation will be made as part of the Hospice’s Final Moments Matter campaign, meaining it will be match funded and bring in a total of £10,000 for the charity.