HR consultancy raises £3,000 for children's hospice

23 January 2019 2 min. read
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Basingstoke-based human resourcing firm Reality HR has participated in a raft of fundraising activities in support of two local children’s hospices. The firm managed to raise some £3,000 for Naomi House and Jacksplace over the course of 2018.

Also known as The Wessex Children's Hospice Trust, Naomi House and Jacksplace are hospices for children and young people in the region. The hospices – which are located at Sutton Scotney, near Winchester, Hampshire – provide palliative care to children, young people and their families in communities across seven counties: Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Surrey, West Sussex and Wiltshire.

The organisation was recently part of a push for extra funding, led by the Together for Short Lives organisation, which brings together charities like Naomi House and Jacksplace with others like them. Their #fundnotfail campaign called for a boost in Government support for children's hospices, to make it equal with the amount of funding given to adult hospices. It eventually yielded an increase in funding from £11 million up to £25 million over five years, meaning care for seriously ill and life limited young people can be stepped up.

HR consultancy raises £3,000 for children's hospice

Also lending a hand to the hospice groups’ call for funding was Basingstoke-headquartered consulting firm Reality HR, which spent 2018 digging deep to support children who have life-limiting illnesses. As part of the consultants’ fundraising drive, employees organised a charity fashion evening where unused clothes were sold to raise funds and other initiatives included a World Cup sweepstake, a quiz night and a children’s raffle. The team also braved the winter weather to do a charity bucket collection outside a London Irish rugby match at the Madejski Stadium in Reading.

All-in-all, throughout the year the firm managed to collect more than £3,000 in support of the hospice, which cares for children and their families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. All the funds collected by the HR firm will now be put toward the hospices, which provide expert care to more than 500 children.

Commenting on the firm’s efforts to the Basingstoke Gazette, Sally-Ann Hall-Jones, Chief Executive of Reality HR, said, “We have many working mums at Reality HR, so helping this children’s charity has been particularly close to our hearts. We have all thoroughly enjoyed raising money to support such a worthy cause and we hope our donation will help families across the region.”

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