Yate housebuilder steps in to give local families a break
A South Gloucestershire housebuilder has stepped in to help local families take a break from round-the-clock care of children with terminal cancer.
Yate-based Cotswold Homes has paid for professional nurses from Jessie May – which provides hospice at home care for terminally ill children – to take over for three hours in two homes, while the children’s parents take the young patients’ siblings out for a treat or to do some early Christmas shopping.
Praising Cotswold Homes’ support, Jessie May’s corporate partnerships officer Lindsey Horton said she hopes more local businesses will follow the firm’s example by providing the financial support needed to help the charity provide more so-called ‘respite days’ for families.
Terri Hayes-Pugh, head of sales and marketing at Cotswold Homes, added: ‘We’re very aware of our corporate social responsibility and always aim to support local families. We’d encourage everyone to visit the Jessie May website to see the wonderful service they provide.’
Cotswold Homes builds homes across South Gloucestershire, including new schemes in Chipping Sodbury.