Polyteck paid a visit to a special breakfast event aimed at raising awareness of the important work Richard House Childrenâ€™s Hospice does for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions across London.
The inspiring event included a number of talks from a number of key figures within Richard House and its partner organisations, including special guest speaker Tricia Handley-Hughes.
The travel and tourism champion and Richard House board member took to the podium to share insights and the benefits of getting involved with the charity.
Specialist palliative care outreach nurse Sheryl Simon outlined to attendees a day in the life of a child with complex needs in a presentation that was both emotionally charged and uplifting.
Richard Houseâ€™s Andrea Hare was the final keynote speaker of the morning, who shared her original vision for the childrenâ€™s hospice, which she founded in 2000 after being inspired by both her experience as a pediatric nurse at Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, and through helping her parents to look after her severely autistic brother.
Polyteck has been supporting Richard House for two years as part of its comprehensive CSR programme and welcomed the opportunity to hear more about the important work it does.
Ann-Marie Hastings, HR manager at Polyteck, said: â€œWe have long been proud to support Richard House in its provision of vital palliative care to children. It is clear that while the need for such provision is undoubtedly heartbreaking, the service Richard House offers to these children and their families is uplifting and inspirational.â€
Based in East London, Richard House today supports more than 300 families from Newham, Barking, Dagenham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Hackney, Redbridge, Haringey, Islington, Ilford, Camden and into South Essex.