At Trethowans we get involved in helping charities in a number of ways, from participating in fund raising activities, hosting fund raising initiatives, supporting charitable events and making donations right through to our monthly dress down collection in aid of our nominated charities.
We currently support three specific charities that are local to our offices – The Joe Glover Trust, Naomi House and Julia's House. These charities provide invaluable support and services and we are proud to be associated with them.
The Joe Glover Trust
The Joe Glover Trust is a Hampshire based children’s cancer charity working with families and specialist children’s cancer units across Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, West Sussex, the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands.
The Trust was formed in 2007 following the death of eight-year-old Joe Glover to Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.
All children living in Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Dorset, Wiltshire and West Sussex will receive treatment at the specialist children’s cancer unit, the Piam Brown ward, at Southampton General Hospital. They will also receive treatment at their local shared care hospital such as Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester, Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth or Basingstoke, Poole, Salisbury Hospitals.
When a child is diagnosed, many parents are forced to give up work or take unpaid leave to take care of their sick child but, of course, the mortgage, council tax and other household bills don’t go away. Whether it is helping with travel costs to hospital, helping with bills or sadly funeral costs, The Joe Glover Trust want to help ease the financial burden faced at this very difficult time.
The services provided include:
- IT equipment at Southampton General Hospital
- Parents room
- iPad loan scheme
- Days out programme
Visit the Joe Glover Trust website for further information about the work they do, forthcoming events and fundraising.
Naomi House & Jacksplace hospices provide expert hospice care to more than 280 life limited and life-threatened children, young people and their extended families from Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Berkshire, West Sussex, Surrey and the Isle of Wight. Our emphasis on innovation, clinical excellence and holistic care means we can care for children and young people with some of the most complex medical needs.
When a child or young person is diagnosed with a life-limiting condition Naomi House & Jacksplace becomes their home from home.
The Naomi House team takes the time to really get to know the family and fully understand their wishes. We offer them vital respite support, giving them the chance to recharge their batteries and regroup in a calm, fun and welcoming environment. In times of emergency Naomi House & Jacksplace is there, giving families the help they need through difficult times. And at the end of a child or young person's life, they pull out all the stops to give them a peaceful and dignified end, surrounded by family members.
Care services provided include:
- Respite care
- End of life and bereavement support
- Emergency respite
- Family support
- Community support.
Visit the Naomi House website for further information about the work they do, forthcoming events and fundraising.
Julia’s House is the only children’s hospice charity in Dorset dedicated to helping life-limited children and their families across Dorset and Wiltshire. Julia’s House offer regular respite sessions at their hospice in Corfe Mullen, Dorset, and in families’ own homes in Dorset and Wiltshire. Julia’s House also run events for siblings and mums and dads – they support the whole family.
The aim of Julia’s House is to maximise and enrich the quality of life for children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. We provide support from diagnosis to death and beyond for the whole family. We offer multi-disciplinary end of life care in our hospice building or in the family home.
Their respite care means so much to parents who are looking after a very sick child 24 hours a day. It gives them time out with their partners, their other children or simply a chance to catch up with some day-to-day tasks, safe in the knowledge their child is being looked after by people they know and trust.
Julia’s House nurses and carers provide life-changing support for parents and their children both in the hospice and in their own homes. We are there year-round and in a crisis, offering emergency respite and overnight care. We are also there when the worst happens, offering emotional and practical support at the end of a child’s life.
Visit the Julia's House website for further information about the work they do, forthcoming events and fundraising.