Over 3,500 children from primary schools and community groups across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire have helped raise over £17,200 for local charity Treetops Hospice.
The children took part in the hospice’s annual Reindeer Dash over winter. For the festive fundraiser, they donned reindeer antlers and completed obstacle courses, played reindeer football match, danced at discos, or simply dressed up for the day.
Treetops Community Engagement Officer, Amy Sykes, thanked everyone who’d taken part:
“We’re so thrilled to announce the final total raised in the Reindeer Dash and we want to thank everyone who’s been involved.
“It was wonderful to see the children with their reindeer antlers, having fun whilst raising money for a great cause.
The proceeds raised helps the hospice to provide bereavement support for children and young people. The amount raised will help fund over 500 counselling sessions which will really help children struggling after the death of a loved one. “
The Reindeer Dash will return this Christmas and Treetops welcomes more schools and community organisations to take part.
For further information about Treetops services visit www.treetops.org.uk or call 0115 949 6944.
This year, Treetops Hospice is celebrating 40 years of caring for people and their families in the local community. During this time, the hospice has supported thousands of patients with end-of-life nursing care and bereavement counselling.
Photo Caption:Pictured centre:Ashbrook Primary School pupils help raise money for Treetops Hospice. Pictured centre: Amy Sykes, Treetops Hospice Community Engagement Officer
About Treetops Hospice
Treetops Hospice, the leading end-of-life care charity in Derby, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, provides nursing care and emotional support for adults with life-limiting conditions, and their families.
The charity provides support from diagnosis onwards for patients with conditions such as cancer, motor neurone disease and heart and respiratory conditions.
This year, we are very proud to be celebrating 40 years of caring for people and their families in our local community. During this time, we have supported thousands of patients with end-of-life nursing care and bereavement counselling.
We have achieved this amazing milestone thanks to our dedicated volunteers who help across the whole hospice and in our charity shops, our hard-working staff team, and our supporters, past and present.
Last year, our team of Hospice at Home nurses provided over 20,000 hours of care to terminally-ill patients, working day and night to give much-needed support.
Our team of bereavement counsellors provided over 4,500 counselling sessions – more than 900 of them to children and young people. Wellbeing team members provide valuable information and support to those who need it.
Treetops is doing all it can to continue to support those in most need and welcomes donations to ensure the future of the hospice and its services: www.treetopshospice.org.uk/donate
A counselling session for a bereaved child costs £34.50. An overnight Hospice at Home nursing shift for a patient at the end of life costs £108.
Treetops Hospice, Derby Road, Risley, Derbyshire, DE72 3SS
0115 949 1264 | www.treetopshospice.org.uk
Registered Charity Number 519540