Naomi House and jacksplace benefits from more than £1k donation
More than £1,000 has been donated to a hospice by a local Freemason Lodge, writes Ethan Vine.
Thatcham Lodge donated £1,275 to the Naomi House and jacksplace Charity Fund earlier this month.
Alan Harding, who is the current Master of Thatcham Lodge, visited the Sutton Scotney-based facility, which provides hospice care for children and young adults and their families, alongside Almoner Mike Sparvell to officially present the donation to Emma Hancock, from Naomi House and jacksplace.
They were given a tour of Naomi House’s facilities, which originally opened in 1997 and then had a major refurbishment in 2015, and were able to meet staff, who offer support and counselling to children who were not expected to live until adulthood.
Jacksplace then opened in 2010 to support young adults between the ages of 16 and 35, and still acts as the sole hospice in the region offering specialised care to this age group.
The hospice said it strives to provide a homely and comfortable environment in which to provide its invaluable care.