Integrated Services and Riverside Carlisle help keep palliative care hospice running

25 July 2012

A £1,000 charity cash prize won by Riverside, Carlisle division in a draw organised by Integrated Services has been donated to the Eden House Children's Hospice, part of Eden Valley Hospice in Carlisle.

Integrated Services, a specialist procurement division within Wolseley UK which aims to help organisations achieve savings on managed procurement supply chain and construction projects, ran the draw on its stand at the recent CIH exhibition and asked visitors to enter by dropping a business card into the lucky dip.

The name drawn out of the hat was asked to donate the money to a charity of their choice and winner Diane Hill, major works team leader at Riverside, Carlisle division nominated Eden House in Carlisle as the lucky beneficiary.

Diane said: "I am delighted to have won the money for such a worthy local cause. I have known people who have benefitted from the excellent care facilities provided at Eden House and I am thrilled I can donate such a generous amount."

Eden House is Cumbria's only children's hospice and offers support to children and young people with life-limiting illnesses.

Katrina Sander, fundraising manager for Eden House, said: "Through the provision of help in a purpose-built building, our highly trained staff support the children and their families with the medical and emotional challenges that having a serious illness can bring and help them make the most of life.

"We rely heavily on the generosity of the public and local businesses and need to raise £3million a year in order to keep Eden House open. We are thrilled with the donation received from Diane at Riverside in Carlisle and Integrated Services as this will go towards enabling us to continue providing essential care in the community."