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Whitehall’s Nominated Charities

Tuesday October 30, 12:11pm

Each year Whitehall Garden Centres nominates chosen Charities to fundraise for to help them continue the fantastic work they do.

In 2018 our chosen charities are:

Julia’s House – Dorset & Wiltshire Children’s Hospice

Having a child with a life-limiting illness can happen to anyone – and when it does, it is absolutely devastating. Imagine being told there is no cure and
no-one knows how long your child will live, only that they will need constant round-the-clock care. 

Julia Perks was a dedicated paediatric nurse whose dream was to develop a support network for families struggling to care for a life-limited child without any help or respite. 

Although Julia’s House is named after Julia Perks, it was her friend Mike Wise who founded the charity. Julia sadly died of cancer before she could make her dream a reality but Mike, along with a small group of supporters, took up the baton and got the whole charity off the ground through fundraising and then employing the first two community nurses.

Find out more about the fantastic work this charity does at www.juliashouse.org

Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Donations given at Whitehall Garden Centres could help save a life. Wiltshire Air Ambulance are almost entirely funded by public donations and are able to keep flying and saving lives because of the donations you make. No matter how big or small your donation is, it will help to keep their essential service operating. Wiltshire Air Ambulance is operational for up to 19 hours a day, 365 days a year, thanks to your donations. They are funded by you, flying for you.

Find out more information about how the Wiltshire Air Ambulance operates at www.wiltshireairambulance.co.uk