Children’s hospice given £75k cash boost

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A HOSPICE that cares for sick youngsters from Calderdale and across West Yorkshire has been given a £75,000 boost.

The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice was given the cash by Holmfirth businesswoman Faye Formisano, of Pennine Wealth Management.

She applied for a grant on the charity’s behalf from St James’s Place Wealth Management, which she is a member of.

The cash will fund a family support team leader for the next three years.

Fundraising director Michelle Surrell said: “We’re delighted and overwhelmed. The family support team leader role is so important in a hospice and is absolutely vital to the support we offer families at the most difficult time of their lives – when they are given the devastating news that their child is unlikely to live to adulthood.”

Faye, who is married to Mamas and Papas international sales director Joe Formisano, has been supporting the children’s hospice for several years – after her husband’s company made the cause its chosen charity.

She said: “It is such an amazing place.

“The work they do here is incredible and there is such a need for it.”