Local charity, Paul Sartori Hospice at Home was recently awarded a £1,000 grant from Persimmon Homes West Wales, part of the Housebuilder’s Building Futures Campaign. This grant has enabled the charity to purchase books, materials and resources to help young people in Pembrokeshire during and after the loss of a close relative.
Paul Sartori Hospice at Home’s Under 18s Anticipatory Grief and Bereavement Counselling Service received the gift in May and have been able to purchase an array of items including books, craft materials and memory boxes. This has enabled the charity to continue to support young people, albeit remotely due to COVID-19. Many children have received these innovative hands-on resources which has enabled an alternative means of support at this time.
“We are delighted to have been able to purchase these resources for children we support in Pembrokeshire,” said Elvire Beijdorff, Lead Counsellor at Paul Sartori Hospice at Home, adding “The memory boxes alone have been very popular with younger children and have proved to be beneficial in the process of coping with the death of a loved one. Through this grant we have also been able to purchase a variety of activity books for children enabling them to focus on their emotions in a fun way.”
“Thank you Persimmon Homes – we have once again been able to develop the Under 18s Anticipatory and Bereavement Counselling Service in the county. We appreciate your support again this year,” commented Judith Williams, Grants Coordinator at Paul Sartori Hospice at Home.
Persimmon Homes West Wales supported Paul Sartori Hospice at Home during 2019, where they attended a glamorous gala dinner and received £5,000 for the Under-18s Anticipatory Grief and Bereavement Service (see photo).
Paul Sartori Hospice at Home provides a range of services to Pembrokeshire people living in the final stages of a life-limiting illness, including home nursing care, equipment loan, complementary therapy, bereavement and counselling support, under 18’s anticipatory grief and bereavement support, physiotherapy, advance care planning and training.
The services provided by the Paul Sartori Hospice at Home enable people in the later stages of any life-limiting illness to be cared for and to die at home with dignity, independence, pain free and surrounded by those they hold most dear, if that is their wish. All of the services are free of charge and are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, thanks to the generosity of the Pembrokeshire Community.
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