Linda Fabiani, MSP for East Kilbride, visited Children’s Hospice Association Scotland’s (CHAS) exhibition stand in the Scottish Parliament to show support for the charity in its 21st year.
Linda spoke to CHAS staff and heard about the provision of the only children’s hospice services for children, young people and their families, throughout Scotland.
Linda Fabiani MSP said:
“I visited Rachel House a few years ago, and was deeply moved by the work that CHAS carry out, in both hospices and of course in families’ homes. The whole family is supported and that is so important when facing something as devastating as a child with a life-shortening condition”.
Maria McGill, CHAS Chief Executive said:
“Engaging MSPs in our work has never been as important as in this, our 21st year. Every region in Scotland has families who have used CHAS services, so we are speaking to MSPs and personally inviting them to visit the two CHAS hospices. We know from experience that this enables MSPs to gain a greater understanding of our work, which ultimately benefits families living in their constituencies who care for a child with a life-shortening condition.”
If you would like to support CHAS please go to www.chas.org.uk
Notes to Editors:
Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) is a charity that provides the only hospice services in Scotland for children and young people with life-shortening conditions.
CHAS offers care in two children’s hospices, Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch. The hospices support the whole family by offering short planned breaks, emergency support, end of life care and a range of bereavement services.
CHAS also provides a home care service, called CHAS at Home, staffed from both hospices and with dedicated teams in the North of Scotland. The service offers care to families in their own homes when they need it most.
CHAS supports over 250 families, as well as a significant number of families who receive bereavement support. The services are funded mainly through the generosity of the many supporters who help raise over £7 million needed each year to provide these vital hospice services.
Visit CHAS at www.chas.org.uk