The Matchroom Foundation has chosen to donate £10,000 to the Gloucestershire-based trust, the James Hopkins Trust who provide vital paediatric nursing respite care for young children. The Trust helps provide to severely disabled, life-limited, and life-threatened children under six. Supported by 40 staff, over 100 children in Gloucestershire have received 1,500 hours of nursing respite in the form of daycare, overnight, or holiday respite sessions.
“We understand the strain that caring for a very ill child can place on the entire family. Without support, many parents struggle to find any form of respite and some find it difficult to even leave the house. Under such pressure, families can fall apart. James Hopkins Trust is here to make sure every child and their family gets the best possible support and care.”
“Taking care of a seriously ill child can be one of the most draining and difficult tasks a parent, grandparent or carer can face. Beyond handling physical challenges and medical needs, they must deal with the child’s emotional needs and the impact that a prolonged condition or illness can have on the entire family. This tough balancing act doesn’t have to be done alone – James Hopkins Trust is here to support the whole family. Round-the-clock care can be physically and emotionally draining for families. Respite care at James Hopkins Trust provides a break from caring which can bring a sense of normality to family life. Whether it’s catching up with housework, doing the shopping or having a good night’s sleep, families tell us this invaluable support enables them to do things they may not ordinarily have the opportunity to do”
About James Hopkins Trust
Established in 1989 James Hopkins Trust provide care for babies and children up to the age of 5 who have a life limiting or life threatening condition while supporting their families.
James Hopkins Trust currently support over 100 children in Gloucestershire.
Since 1989 James Hopkins Trust has helped well over 600 children and their families in every corner of Gloucestershire, our free nursing respite can be night or day in the family home or at our purpose built multi-sensory respite centre and gardens called Kites Corner.