£40,000 Raised for Jigsaw Children’s Hospice

We recently hosted our inaugural, and very successful, Charity Ball at The Halston in aid of Jigsaw Children’s Hospice.

The event formed a major part of an 18-month partnership between Genesis Homes and Jigsaw Children’s Hospice. The night incorporated various fundraising activities including a live auction, silent auction and monetary donations. An emotive film produced by our media team gave guests a ‘behind the scenes’ insight into the day-to-day operations of The Hospice and formed a major part of the evening, highlighting the importance of continued support and donations to the Charity. The final total raised for the Hospice came to £40,000; an amazing amount that will go a long way in helping to improve the lives of these young children.

Nicky Gordon, MD said: “I’d like to give a huge thank you to all those who attended and supported our Charity Ball. To raise so much money on the night was beyond all our expectations and is truly fantastic. I have visited the Hospice on a number of occasions and the work that the nurses do never ceases to amaze me, and it is truly humbling. I know that this money is vital to the work of Jigsaw and will pay for nearly 3 weeks of daily care.”

Suzanne Garbarino-Danson, Clinical Lead Nurse for Jigsaw Children’s Hospice said: “We really appreciate all that Genesis Homes has done for the Hospice over the last 18 months and on top of an excellent evening of entertainment and fundraising, it was great to highlight the hard work and dedication of our Nurses”.

The theme of the evening: “The Greatest Show”, included a circus themed décor, a range of performers including a bearded lady, snake woman, Burlesque dancers, stilt walkers and a magnificent musical show.

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Notes to editors:

  1. For further information, interviews, and images please contact William Palmer at Genesis Homes, william.palmer@genesis-homes.co.uk or 01768 800878.
  2. High-resolution photograph attached. Photographs: Jonathan Becker

Jigsaw is the children’s hospice for Cumbria. From Workington to Appleby, Barrow-in-Furness to Carlisle, Jigsaw provides unique care and support to children and young adults with life-limiting illnesses.

Jigsaw’s dedicated team of trained and highly skilled nurses, health care assistants and activity co-ordinators provide the individualised, complex nursing and therapeutic support each child and young adults needs – giving them the chance to have the childhood experiences we would all want for our own children. Jigsaw’s care is offered for free and without obligation.

Every day, Jigsaw needs to raise £2,126.46 from community donations. If people would like to find out more about fundraising in aid of Jigsaw they can visit www.jigsawhospice.org or call the Fundraising Team on 01228 810801.