The team at Bridging Finance Solutions has made a substantial donation to Wirral-based children’s hospice, Claire House.
The donations were made at the annual One Chance Claire House Charity Ball, held in the walled garden marquee at Thornton Manor. The event saw representatives from businesses, organisations and individuals from across the region come together to celebrate and support the wonderful work carried out by the children’s hospice.
Two separate payments were made to fund specific initiatives – the first being a sum of £2,113.00 which will pay for one child to enjoy a five-day respite stay at Claire House. The other was a £250 donation which has helped completely fund the hospice’s Memory Day for next year.
Wirral’s Claire House children’s hospice is currently in urgent need of funds to maintain its increasing workload which has surged dramatically in recent years. Six years ago, the hospice set out to achieve its dream of supporting every local child with a serious or terminal illness as well as helping their families through difficult and heart-breaking times. However, the result of this ambition has seen an 84 per cent rise in the number of children and families using hospice services.
Steve Barber, Managing Director of BFS commented: “The work carried out by Claire House to support terminally ill children and their families is invaluable, and as a charity they are in need of as much funding as possible. We’re really pleased to be able to support the charity and it’s great to see how our donations can help specific initiatives and causes.”
The sell-out event attended by several members of the BFS team saw an exclusive performance by singing star Rebecca Ferguson, whilst TV chef Simon Rimmer hosted with a guest appearance by Radio City’s Leanne Campbell.
Steve added: “This was a fantastic evening that saw so many people come together to celebrate and support one of the most important charitable bodies operating in the region.”