The Dog at Naomi House & Jacksplace
I visited Naomi House and Jacksplace after my daughter Katie did a charity Parachute jump to raise money for them.
She raised just under £2000 as part of Brewery company Hall and Woodhouse where 70 jumped raising £17,000.
I met some of the people involved with the two hospices at the jump and was asked if I would like to play darts with some of the kids in attendance part of their Olympic sports week last Monday.
We played highest score on my Red Dragon Board and soft tip darts.
I’ve attached a few pictures and here is a bit of info on the charity. The pictures are with A lad called Toby and he beat my score hitting the bulls eye 1st dart he ever threw.
He wishes to be installed to Lakeside rankings at no 6 cause I was no7 at the time and he beat me.
Naomi House and Jacksplace are hospices for children and young adults that provide support to children and young people with conditions that mean they are unlikely to live to become adults.
The charity provides care to families and young adults living in communities across the seven counties of Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Surrey, West Sussex and Wiltshire.
The charity has two specialist units, Naomi House for children, and Jacksplace for young adults. Each unit is purpose built and offers an appropriate environment for each age group.
It costs around £5million a year to run the two units. The charity receives around 10% of its funding from the Department of Health. The remaining £4.5million is raised by people and businesses across region.
Many people get involved in fundraising for the children’s charity. Other people volunteer their time to help ensure the hospice is able to continue its work.
The support given by Naomi House is unique in the central south. It delivers a range of services to help to relieve families from the day to day pressures of looking after a child or young person with a life limiting condition.