£1,365,860 raised so far for our three wonderful Children’s Charities
AvailableCar has been fundraising for our three chosen children’s charities.
Since April 2009, we have supported Rainbows Children’s Hospice in Loughborough through our Castle Donington and Sutton in Ashfield stores. In July 2014, we started supporting Acorns Children’s Hospice through our Cannock Store, followed by Martin House Children’s Hospice, supported by our Leeds Store since March 2016.
For every £5 our Customers donate when they buy a car from us, we match it, doubling the fundraising totals from our car sales and helping to make a real difference for the youngsters and their families who use the fantastic services provided by the three hospices.
Rainbows Children’s Hospice – £1,008,555
As the East Midlands’ only purpose-built hospice for children and young people, Rainbows is a place where children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, and their families, can find care and support.
The Loughborough-based hospice first opened its doors in 1994 and has since helped relieve symptoms, improve quality of life, support parents and siblings through their bereavements and care for children until the end. Their families too, are fully supported and helped by the Rainbows team on what can be a very difficult journey.
For more information, visit www.rainbows.co.uk
Acorns Children’s Hospice – £233,628
Established in 1988, Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust is a registered charity offering a network of care for life-limited and life-threatened children and young people and their families, across the heart of England.
These children and young people are not expected to reach adulthood and require specialist care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Acorns is the only organisation in the area that provides this level of care to these youngsters, while offering a range of support services to their families to help them cope at every stage of their child’s life and beyond into bereavement.
For more information, visit www.acorns.org.uk
Martin House Children’s Hospice – £123,677
Martin House is a place where children, young people and their families can come to stay from time to time along their journey and find support, rest and practical help.
It is a place of love and understanding, a peaceful place but one that can also have a lively, friendly atmosphere full of fun and laughter, where children and their families can enjoy the best quality of life.
For more information, visit Martin House Children’s Hospice