The generosity of Sembcorp employees has been acknowledged by staff at a specialist hospice for babies with cancer and other life limiting illnesses.
Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice provides palliative, respite and end-of-life care to babies and infants aged from birth to five years old suffering from life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.
The charity, on the site of the former Crossbeck Convent in Normanby,just a few miles from the Wilton International site, first opened its doors and began welcoming special babies and their families in 2004.
Zoë is the Greek word meaning “gift of life” and at Zoë’s Place staff and volunteers believe that life is precious no matter how long it lasts.
With around 30 users of the facility a month and an ability to take up to six infants at any one time, there is also ample accommodation and facilities for the whole family if needed.
Receiving only a modest amount of Government funding, Zoë’s relies on the generosity of the public to raise the majority of the £1.2 million a year needed to keep its doors open around the clock for the many families that rely on its expertcare.
The latest boost for the baby hospice came when a raffle of around 75 items donated by Sembcorp suppliers raised a magnificent £172 and together with £51.68 donated by HQ staff as an alternative to sending each other Christmas cards resulted in a total of £223.68 being raised. The total was made up to £400 by the Company.
Corporate Fundraiser Elaine Dunning said: “Every penny counts and we’re immensely grateful to everyone at Sembcorp for considering Zoë’s Place as a beneficiary of this money.”