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Naomi House open day raises £9,500
12:53pm Monday 16th September 2013 in News
HUNDREDS of people flocked to Naomi House and Jacksplace to enjoy their annual Open Day and Fete yesterday.
The hospices opened their doors to the public on a rain-lashed day.
Local musician Ollie Wade from Winchester performed his debut single Free, a song he wrote in memory of his brother Ben, who enjoyed many respite breaks at Naomi House and Jacksplace before he died at the age of 19.
The day was a huge success, raising close to £9,500 in total for the charity.
This money, which contributes towards the £7 million that the hospices seek to raise each year, will help Naomi House and Jacksplace to provide their life changing services to children and young people throughout the local area.
Chris Robinson, chief executive of Naomi House and Jacksplace, said: “I am delighted that so many people came to support us and learn about our work. We are very grateful to the dedicated volunteers whose help was instrumental in making today such a success.
“We have raised a lot of money for the hospice, and we hope that we have done just as much to raise its profile. We depend largely on the generosity of individuals and community groups, so it is essential that we are a visible presence in the area, and that people understand what we do.”
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