Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice supports local children with life shortening conditions and their families across Calderdale Kirklees and Wakefield.
The residents and staff of the Huddersfield Road home raised the money thanks to their recent Yorkshire Day celebrations, which involved a host of fun-filled activities including ‘Indoor Welly Wanging’, Flat Cap Frisbee and a Yorkshire quiz.
Manager Anne Cowgill said:
“Everyone at White Rose House feels very strongly about being part of the local community and we are all delighted that our Yorkshire Day celebrations have enabled us to contribute to such an important local charity as Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.”
Lynsey Marshall, Community Fundraiser, accepted the cheque on behalf of Forget Me Not Children’s hospice, adding:
“We would like to say a big thank you to all of the residents at White Rose House for supporting Forget Me Not Children’s hospice with their recent Yorkshire Day celebrations.
It costs £3.8million each year to run our charity and with just 6% of this coming from government funding, the support of our local community is vital.”
Situated on the outskirts of Holmfirth, White Rose House provides residential, nursing and end of life care and support for up to 64 elderly ladies and gentlemen. Run by award-winning Meridian Healthcare, the home is one of six in the company’s Premiere Collection.