Posted: Fri 3rd Feb 2017

Cash boost for Hope House from Flintshire chemicals firm

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Feb 3rd, 2017

A charity that provides care and support to life-limited children, young people and their families has received a funding boost following a £2,000 donation from chemicals firm Synthite.

The Mold-based business agreed to provide the financial boost to Hope House following a suggestion from its company secretary David Kelso – part of a package of ongoing support the firm provides to surrounding communities. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Synthite was awarded the £2,000 by its parent company Tennants Consolidated Ltd to donate to a local charity.
Hope House provides care and support to families across North and Mid Wales, Cheshire and Shropshire. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Respite and end of life care are provided at the hospices and in families’ homes, while support also includes counselling, advocacy and young people and carers’ rights. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Nicola Sciarrillo, a Flintshire-based fundraiser for Hope House said:

What a wonderful amount to donate to the children and families who are cared for locally by Hope House, we are extremely grateful. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

£2,000 would cover the costs of 40 sessions with our child bereavement team working with staff and pupils at a school when a fellow pupil has died suddenly, often in traumatic circumstances. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Our counselling and bereavement service has seen the biggest growth over recent years and a donation such as this will enable our teams to continue this vital service across the local area. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Hope House needs to raise more than £4m every year to maintain its services. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

David Kelso, of Synthite, said:

Hope House provides an incredibly important service in the area, helping children and families cope during the darkest times in their lives. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

I know of the amazing work the charity provides after it supported a family member during a difficult period.
We’re pleased to be able to make this donation to a wonderful and deserving cause. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Synthite has operated from Alyn Works, Denbigh Road, since the 1950’s, employing 120 people. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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