Fareham MP Suella Braverman has heralded the work of Hampshire based charity Naomi House & Jacksplace Hospice for Children and Young Adults during a visit earlier this month.
Mrs Braverman toured the facilities and received an update on the charity’s work from Chief Executive Mark Smith.
The visit came after Mrs Braverman spent time at the charity’s shop in Fareham in December, where she was tasked with sorting through donations, providing customer service and steaming clothes in preparation for their sale. During her subsequent visit to the hospice this month, Chief Executive Mark Smith took the local MP for a tour of the hospice, including to the sensory room where children in need of respite care can enjoy personalised care and time out from the practicalities of everyday life.
Commenting on the visit, Suella Braverman MP said:
“Naomi House and Jacksplace is an amazing facility and one of its kind in the south of England. I was hugely impressed with the new state-of-the-art care facilities which the hospice is now providing.
“A great amount of time and dedication goes into making sure that the hospice really is a home from home for hundreds of young people suffering from illnesses in Hampshire, and I will remain a committed advocate for this amazing facility in Westminster.”
Naomi House & Jacksplace provide vital hospice care and support for more than 500 life limited and life threatened young people and their families in Hampshire and surrounding counties. Their nursing and support teams deliver important emotional, spiritual, and developmental aspects of care that families need in times of illness. All proceeds from the shop go towards the hospice and support it in providing care to young people from local communities.