The Leus Family Foundation has donated a bariatric shower trolley to be used by older children at the hospice

Guildford-based hospice Christopher’s, a Shooting Star Children’s Hospice, has received a donation of a Bariatric shower trolley from the Leus Family Foundation.

The bariatric shower trolley will be used by older children at the hospice. Christopher’s is a purpose-built children’s hospice that opened doors in November 2001. With nine children’s bedrooms and five family flats as well as a host of specialist facilities, Christopher’s is a home-from-home for families of children with life-limiting conditions.

Jess Coombs, head of Philanthropy at Shooting Star Children’s Hospices, welcomed the donation: “This incredible donation will mean that we can support the increasing number of young people with life-limiting conditions who are too large to comfortably use our standard shower trolleys at the hospice; this special adapted equipment is extremely beneficial to families who may not have the capacity to have in their own homes. This is such a wonderful addition to the hospice!”

Dmitry Leus, founder of the Leus Family Foundation, said: “We are proud to continue our support for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices. They show such dedication and do incredible work with children and their families. We are pleased to bring practical support in the form of this shower to help the team in their care of the young people at Christopher’s.”

The Leus Family Foundation has donated a bariatric shower trolley (Image: Shooting Star Children’s Hospices)

Shooting Star Children’s Hospices

Shooting Star Children’s Hospices is children’s hospice charity supporting more than 700 children and their families, across Surrey and 14 boroughs of London, 365 days a year.

From diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement, the charity provides a free-of-charge holistic services supporting families with a range of nursing, practical and emotional care. This includes overnight respite stays at Christopher’s, which is rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission, symptom management and pain relief, specialist nursing in the community and a comprehensive range of therapies, groups and specialist clinics from its Outreach, Therapy and Family Support Centre in Hampton, Shooting Star House.

If you would like to support the important work of Shooting Star Children’s Hospices, please consider making a donation.

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