Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice was founded by Jack Scarisbrick in 1995, when he recognised that many families with children suffering from life-threatening illnesses were in need of specialist facilities offering both palliative and respite care.
The charity now has facilities, funded by donations, in Liverpool, Middlesbrough and Coventry to provide nurses and specialist equipment. Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice aims to improve quality of life for children in their care, with 24-hour services based on interactive therapies and tailored care plans created by staff. The organisation also helps families cope with caring for children who have life-limiting conditions, as well as bereavement support for those dealing with child loss.
Tom Bouchier, managing director at FANUC UK, says: “We’re delighted to offer our support to a wonderful charity that provides such amazing care for young children and their families.”
Muna Chauhan, corporate manager at the hospice, adds: “We had the call out of the blue and were not expecting this beautiful gift. To receive a donation of this size is truly wonderful. We thank the team at FANUC for providing an additional 120 hours of care; that’s how they have truly made a difference.”
FANUC will continue to support Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice throughout 2019, with donations and participation in fundraising events. The latest fundraisers for the charity include the Gangster and Moll Charity Ball on 17 May and the Zoe’s Place Annual Golf Day on 4 July.