Havens Hospices is asking the community for help in securing funding for a nurse to care for seriously ill babies, children and teenagers.
Little Havens Hospice in Thundersley have been nominated by Wrightsure Insurance Group for the Aviva Community Fund and if successful will be granted £25,000 to part fund a specialist nurse to provide respite care, symptom management and end of life care to children from across Essex. In order to win, the charity must receive the highest amount of votes by members of the public. Their current total stands at just over 2,000 with voting open until 18th November.
Little Havens is part of Havens Hospices which also incorporates Fair Havens Hospice for adults. Together they care for children and adults with life-limiting conditions in Essex.
Trust Fundraiser at Havens Hospices, Sarah MacDonald, said,
“When a family has been told that there’s no cure for their loved one’s illness, Little Havens Hospice can help. We’re here to make the journey as comfortable as possible, controlling pain and medication, offering respite and caring for babies, children and teenagers at the end of their lives. Our specialist care is free – for as long as is needed – within the home and at our hospice.
“We must raise over £46,000 each week to be there for everyone who needs us, so this grant would make a huge difference. It takes just a couple of minutes to place up to 10 votes for Little Havens Hospice, last year’s winners got 14,000 votes so we’ve got a way to go but with your help we can fund an extra nurse to care for children across Essex when they need it most.”
Voting is open until Friday 18th November. To vote go to www.community-fund.aviva.co.uk
and search for Little Havens.