Volunteers leap to aid of hospice

By Farnham Herald in Community News

THE team at Cheeky Rascals in Liss were delighted to support their community with a volunteering day at charity Naomi House & Jacksplace.

Nursery distributor Cheeky Rascals in Liss has been supporting Petersfield charity Naomi House & Jacksplace for two years and this year’s volunteering day marked what is now becoming an annual activity in the Cheeky Rascals diary.

In preparation for the Chapel Street-based group’s moving ‘remembering weekend,’ the Cheeky Rascals team spent a day volunteering in the gardens of Naomi House – cleaning, trimming, pruning and organising.

The area was quickly transformed into a sanctuary for local families. The annual ‘remembering weekend’ run by Naomi House, offers an opportunity for bereaved families to meet each other, share experiences and create life-long friendships.

Naomi House & Jacksplace provide expert hospice care to life-limited and life-threatened children, young people and extended families.

The charity delivers vital emotional, spiritual and developmental aspects of care to more than 440 families each year across seven counties in Southern England including Hampshire.

Lisa Congdon, business fundraiser at Naomi House & Jacksplace, said: “It was great to have the Cheeky Rascals team back again this year to volunteer and help prepare the gardens ahead of our remembering weekend.

“The team were amazing and did a brilliant job, giving up their time to ensure that families can sit back, share memories and take time to remember in a peaceful, calming space.”

Cheeky Rascals founder Selina Russell added: “Naomi House & Jacksplace truly makes a difference in the lives of families in Hampshire. As a local business, it seems only right that we do all we can to show our support for their invaluable work and help in any way we can. We had another fantastic day volunteering and will continue to support the charity’s great work.”

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