Julia’s House – Southbourne School’s chosen charity
Julia’s House is Southbourne School’s chosen charity, after being voted for by members of staff out of long list of possible charities. We held a charity Bake Sale at school in which the office staff and teachers baked lovely cakes and raised £ 70 in support of Julia’s House and this week, Thursday the 28th of March we are holding a charity Easter egg raffle.
Julia’s House is Dorset’s only hospice dedicated to children with life-limiting conditions. The majority of the children the charity cares for are unlikely to live beyond the age of 18.
The aim of Julia’s House is to maximise and enrich the quality of life for Dorset children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. They provide support from diagnosis to death and beyond for the whole family. The charity offers multi-disciplinary end of life care in their hospice building or in the family home.
Complementing the work of the Julia’s House Community Team, which consists of nurses and carers who travel the county, the children’s hospice provides life-changing support for families both in their own homes and in the hospice itself.