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AWE recently made another donation to Naomi House, presenting the charity with a cheque for over £2,000
Naomi House, based near Winchester, provides to children and young adults with life-limiting conditions. The charity needs support so it can continue to provide respite breaks, emergency support, hospice at home care and family support free of charge to local families.
Members of AWE’s 2012 People’s Team Award chose to donate their prize money to a local cause, and Naomi House is a charity with which many members of staff have close links.
Lucy Butcher, Volunteer Services Manager, said after receiving the cheque: I am absolutely overwhelmed by the generosity of the staff who donated this money. Thank you all so much, it will go towards helping the children and families that need our support.
Michele Maidment, AWE’s Community Committee secretary, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer continued support to Naomi House and it is a popular charity with our staff and the local community.”
Notes to Editors
1. AWE plays a crucial role in national defence by providing and maintaining warheads for Trident, the UK's nuclear deterrent
2. AWE is contracted to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) through a Government-owned Contractor Operated (GOCO) arrangement. Whilst our sites and facilities remain in government ownership, their management, day to day operations, and the maintenance of the nuclear stockpile is contracted to a private company AWE Management Limited (AWE ML). AWE ML is a consortium comprising three equal partners: Serco Group plc, the Lockheed Martin Corporation and Jacobs Engineering Group.
3. For further information contact Media@AWE.co.uk or 01189855888.
4. Wessex Children’s Hospice Trust, known as Naomi House and jacksplace, provides support to children and young people with life limiting conditions from across central southern England. The charity offers care that includes planned and emergency respite stays, end of life and bereavement care. This support is available 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. The services the Trust provides are available to families from two purpose built hospices, Naomi House and jacksplace, which are situated in Sutton Scotney, north of Winchester in Hampshire.
In addition the community service supports families, living within approximately an hour’s drive, in their own homes who need our help during emergency situations. It costs around £5 million a year to provide these services to the children, young people and families. With less than 15% of income coming from government and other statutory bodies, the Trust relies on the generosity of people in the community to continue its work. Their support enables the charity to provide these crucial care services, free of charge, to children, young adults and their families.