Hospice grateful for furniture donation

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A CHILDREN’S hospice has been given a welcome boost thanks to a generous donation.

Naomi House children’s hospice, which supports children with life-threatening illnesses and their families – including those from south-east Hampshire – have been given furniture.

The donation came from David Wilson Homes which donated pieces from its showhomes.

Andy Barnett, facilities manager at Naomi House and Jacksplace, near Winchester, said: ‘We were delighted to receive news of this generous donation and we are extremely grateful to the team at David Wilson Homes for their support.

‘The furniture will be put to good use in our luxurious new family accommodation and in our network of shops.’

Items donated included beds, bedside tables, cabinets and television units.

Michelle Storer, sales director from David Wilson Homes, said: ‘We’re delighted to support such a great local charity and that the furniture will be put to such good use in the family accommodation and in the Naomi House charity shops.

‘As a company we like to be part of the communities in which we are building homes.’

Naomi House is in the middle of a major refurbishment, scheduled for completion in September, called the Caterpillar Appeal.

The £4m plans include the creation of larger bedrooms, better bathrooms and new communal spaces.

The charity is also building a new butterfly space – an area in which families can be with their child in the immediate post-death period. To find out more visit caterpillarappeal.org.uk