Writebulb Writers Group have published anthologies which raise money for a local charity. Our chosen beneficiary is Farleigh Hospice, who are based in Chelmsford.
We dedicate our books to the staff and volunteers of Farleigh Hospice for all the work they do for people with life-limiting illnesses and their families.
Farleigh Hospice doesn’t get any help from the government (although they do receive a small amount of money from the NHS), and relies on charity donations and fundraising to continue their good work.
In 2006, thanks to a donation by BBC Children in Need, Farleigh Hospice began work on a new children’s room; a room where young children can come to understand and accept what is happening in their lives. Many of Farleigh Hospice’s wide-ranging patients have young children and grandchildren. This new children’s room is a place those children can relax and get the support they need. Experienced bereavement workers are there to provide counselling to the children; not just those who lose a loved one through Farleigh Hospice, but all children in Mid Essex who have suffered a loss. In this room, children have the chance to come to terms with everything, and have the opportunity to start recovering. They even have fun in the occasional parties Farleigh Hospice throws for the children and their families.
To cover demand, Farleigh Hospice need to extend these services and can only do so through fundraising.