This year LivePerson (the company I work for) is doing a fund-raising trek in Snowdonia (yes its really called that way) in order to raise funds for Naomi House & Jacks Place which is a phenomenal hospice dedicated to help children and young adults in need. These kids are usually faced with conditions and illnesses that mean they are likely not going to make it to adulthood.
LivePerson UK is heavily involved with Naomi House and has been working with the hospice for several years to raise money and volunteer to help make it a better place.
Just a few weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit Jacks Place which is an extension of Naomi House dedicated to young adults who come to stay there with their families to get some relief, assistance and comfort. Before arriving I had a picture in my mind of a rundown shack, a place perhaps out of Oliver Twist’s story but I was greatly mistaken. Jacks Place is a modern and fully equipped hospice with vast grounds and gardens. Beautiful and spacious rooms for the teens who come to stay there.
It was really inspiring and moving to have had the chance to spend a few hours and help with the gardening of Jacks Place. An activity I plan on doing again soon.
In the meantime, This June LivePerson is having its 4th Dawn to Dusk challenge where we will walk in the mountains of North Wales in order to raise funds for this amazing and important place.
Please help reach our goal of £8,000.00 by going to this page: LivePerson Dawn to Dusk 2012 and giving whatever you can. Just so you know, every amount counts.
- £5 could provide art materials for life-limited children and young people to create treasured memories during their short break at Naomi House
- £25 could fund our music room for a day, so that children and young people, regardless of their ability, can enjoy the pleasure of creating and experiencing music
- £50 could run our sensory room for a day, enabling children and young people from across our region to enjoy having their senses stimulated
- £100 could fund one day in our end of life suite, where a child or young person can stay after they die and where their family can be close by until the funeral