For more than 20 years, the residents of Clifford Grange sheltered housing in Birkenhead have supported Claire House Children’s Hospice. During that time, they have raised over £20,000 for the charity.
Their dedication, along with encouraging friends and family to donate, has made an astounding impact for the seriously ill children the hospice cares for, as well as their families.
Clifford Grange staff members, Fran Deakin and Winnie Hunnikin, who have worked at Clifford Grange for 14 and 36 years respectively, serve the residents afternoon tea in aid of Claire House every week.
Fran said, “The tenants and friends of Clifford Grange have given their pennies and pounds for many years. Winnie and I arrange a Tea & Coffee Club each week, residents give a pound, then we donate the profits to Claire House. It’s amazing how it’s built up over that time.
“We all have a real connection to Claire House and will continue to support this fantastic charity into the future.”
Amanda Mitchell, Community Fundraising Manager at Claire House added, “The residents of Clifford Grange are such a generous group of people, who love to help local children and their families. It’s always fabulous to have such long-standing support in the community.
“We wanted to say a big thanks to all the residents, their friends and family members who have also donated over the years, plus of course to Winnie and Fran for their amazing support.
“Claire House gets funds from people donating to our shops, leaving gifts in their wills and fundraising in the community, like the residents of Clifford Grange. It’s support like this, that means Claire House can always be here for the children and families who need us in the future.”
Image: Fran Deakin (third from left) with residents of Clifford Grange