Jessie May nurses in North Somerset have been kitted out for a year thanks to a donation from the Axentis Michael Charitable Trust.
The donation has allowed the local charity, which cares for terminally-ill children in their own homes in North Somerset, Bristol, Bath, South Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, to kit out its North Somerset nurses with vital equipment including sterile gloves, hand gel, iPads, and kit bags.
The donation exceeds £1000, and comes as Jessie May’s care duties have expanded to cover 104 children.
Head of fundraising Julian Withers said:
“We’d like to say a huge thank you to the Axentis Michael Charitable Trust for this kind donation which will be used to supply our North Somerset nurses with everything they need to care for the children we look after in the area.”
“We provide a hospice-at-home service for terminally-ill children which costs around £1,000,000 every year. Jessie May is almost entirely dependent on public generosity, so support like this is vital.”
“Our care duties are growing every year as we expand in the South West to help more families. This means it’s even more important for us to have the support of local businesses and Trusts.”
Sophie Michael of the Axentis Michael Charitable Trust said:
“It is a pleasure to provide a kit for Jessie May nurses and in turn help children in North Somerset who are terminally ill.”
“The medical care and support provided to these children and their families by Jessie May is outstanding, so we are happy to have helped in some way.”
The Axentis Michael Charitable Trust started as a small charity memorial to remember the life of local hotelier Axentis Michael, who died in 2003. The charity now raises and distributes funds to worthy causes in the local community.
For more information about the work of Jessie May, please visit www.jessiemay.org.uk.