West Ham United will raise support and awareness for Official Charity Partner Richard House Children’s Hospice at Saturday’s Premier League match with Nottingham Forest. Chief Operating Officer Shabana Fardous explains why that support is so vital to Richard House and those who use its invaluable services…
Hello West Ham United fans,
I’m Shabana Fardous, Director of Operations at Richard House Children’s Hospice.
Richard House is based in Beckton, East London, providing essential respite and palliative care to children across London with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. Today we are proud of supporting families in Newham, Barking, Dagenham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Hackney, Redbridge, Haringey, Islington, Ilford, Camden and South Essex
Firstly let me say a huge thank you to West Ham Football Club and the foundation for their incredible ongoing support. They bring so much joy to the lives of the children and families we care for, and we are so grateful.
And most importantly: for the fans. You help make the wonderful and vibrant community we call home, and we want you to know that we are here for you. Richard House will be at your disposal if you have a sick child. We are a home for your family and we want to help as many children as possible..
And today, we need your help. The cost of living crisis has devastated our families in what is already the most challenging time of their lives. Without financial support, we will not be able to provide this vital respite and palliative care, and these families will endure more hardship.
Our job is to care for and support children with life-limiting illnesses. Our absolute priority is to care for these children and their families. But we are fighting. Without your support, we will not be able to continue our essential work. We currently care for 188 children and support their families; Without your vital donations, this level of care is impossible and the children will suffer.
Donate to this crucial cause and know how grateful we are for your kindness, compassion and continued support. Join the journey of Richard House, where we provide these children with hope, dignity and care today and every day.
You can use the QR code to donate through our website.
Many thanks again from me and everyone at Richard House,
Richard House Children’s Hospice