In addition to supporting many charities this year, we are pleased to be supporting Martin House.
Martin House provides vital care and support to babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions.
Whilst the hospice is based in Boston Spa, our work spans across North, West and East Yorkshire, supporting families in their local communities to celebrate the very best in life, when faced with the very worst.
Martin House provides respite breaks, symptom management, emergency and family-led care. We provide 24/7 medical advice and support throughout the life of a child whilst giving families the chance to make memories they can treasure.
Martin House also offers bereavement support. These services can be accessed by families whose children have used Martin House and those who experience the sudden death of a child, providing essential time to grieve and access to ongoing counselling.
Every year we care for more than 420 children and young people with life-shortening conditions along with supporting more than 150 bereaved families. Our care encompasses the whole family throughout the child’s life and beyond; in bereavement support, families often remain in our care for many years.
‘Martin House gave my husband and I a week with our baby boy after he passed away at just 1 day and 14 hours old. In that week we made lifelong memories, we were able to bathe him, create artwork using his foot and hand prints, dress him, hold him, take him for walks around their beautiful gardens and just spend precious time together as a family.’ Martin House Parent
‘Martin House is a wonderful place. We loved going for short breaks as a family. The feeling when you get time just to be a ‘mum’ instead of nursing is truly amazing. My son still goes by himself but we are always made to feel welcome. Without these breaks as a ‘family’ we would not have survived. It is a magical, fun and truly a wonderful place with amazing staff and so much love.’ Sonia, Martin House Parent