Dorset charity boosted by furniture store donation
By sheridanokey1 | Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 17:10
An inspirational charity is set to receive a welcome
Julia's House Donation - Tues 30th Oct
fundraising boost from a local independent furniture company.
Julia's House, The Dorset Children's Hospice, offers respite
care to Dorset
families, helping to enrich the quality of life for children and young people with life-limiting
or life-threatening conditions. They provide support from diagnosis and beyond
for the whole family.
Staff from Cookes Furniture based in Christchurch
demonstrated their kindness and generosity when they presented Julia's House
with a cheque for £500, to help support the treatment of sick children.
Simon Houghton, sales manager for Cookes Furniture visited
Julia's House to take a look around and hand over the money. He said: "We were
absolutely delighted to be able to help Julia's House Hospice and to donate
such a great amount of money.
"Cookes Furniture truly values the meaning of family and
this hospice provides such great care, attention and support for so many
families across the region. We hope the
£500 will help make a difference and provide them with the money to continue
such a great cause."
Sue Miles, community fundraiser for Julia's House said: "We
are over the moon and extremely grateful for Cookes Furniture's donation.
"The money donated will go
towards vital funding to help offer respite,
fun, therapies and, ultimately, end-of-life care to seriously ill children and
their families across the whole county."
"This donation will make such a
difference to the children that we care for and it is appreciated by both the
staff and the children here."
Cookes Furniture is known for helping local charities within
Christchurch and the surrounding areas. They
have been involved in many charitable activities and events.
Cookes was established in 1946 by Graham's father, Edward,
and today the management team includes the founder's three granddaughters,
Michelle, Vanessa and Jennifer.
For more information on Cookes Furniture please visit www.cookesfurniture.com.