We are delighted to announce our two new corporate charities - Claire House Children’s Hospice and The Girls’ Network.
Claire House Children’s Hospice
Claire House was set up in memory of Claire Louise Cain who sadly passed away in 1989, a few weeks before her 10th birthday. After years of fundraising by Claire’s family, close friends and supporters, the Hospice opened its doors in 1998.
The Hospice has fantastic facilities on the Wirral and Liverpool which provides specialist nursing care and emotional support to terminally ill children and their families. They are there to support children and their families in the toughest of times and whether they spend time at home or in the hospice, they ensure children’s final days are memorable and very special.
Their dedicated team of trained professionals help children to live life to the full by creating wonderful experiences and bringing back a sense of normality for family life and whilst doing so, they also help to create everlasting memories for their families to cherish.
Claire House is about far more than just care, it is a place for children to relax and enjoy themselves, whatever their age. They can have fun in the multi-sensory room, art room, hydrotherapy pool and Jacuzzi and there is also a separate wing that caters for teenagers and young adults. Whilst their children are having fun, mums and dads get the opportunity to spend much needed time off with their other children and if they are not up to travelling to the Hospice, the team will visit them in their homes.
As one family put it: “The best thing about Claire House is knowing that they are always there. From the minute you meet them for as long as you need them.”
To find out more about Claire House - visit their website.
The Girls’ Network
Charly and Becca established a one-to-one mentoring scheme after witnessing barriers facing girls in their classrooms.
The scheme was established based on research showing that conversations and personal relationships could impact on challenging stereotypes and expectations. This scheme continues to help to give girls access to greater opportunities and also the confidence and skills to seize those opportunities.
They are very passionate about their mission, which is to inspire and empower girls from the least advantaged communities by connecting them with a mentor and a network of professional female role models. They believe that no girls should have their futures limited by their gender, background, or parental income and that all girls should be supported to realise their ambitions, to discover their self-worth and to develop their capacity to shape their world and their future.
The Girls' Network partner with secondary schools and colleges across Greater London, Sussex, Portsmouth, the West Midlands, Greater Manchester, the North East, and Liverpool City Region, to match girls aged 14-19 with a female volunteer mentor who works as a professional in the public or private sector. Once girls complete their year-long mentoring journey, they graduate and access membership to a lifelong ambassador programme.
To find out more about The Girls’ Network - visit their website.
We look forward to working with both charities over the next two years and bringing you regular updates.