A dedicated fundraising group from Largs are set to hit a landmark £25,000 figure in support of Children’s Hospices Across Scotland – better known as CHAS – when they host a coffee morning on 2 March.  

Largs Friends of CHAS – driven by Jess Madden, Rae Head and Jennifer Semple –have been raising money and awareness for the charity since 2002. The trio have held many events, engaged with local groups and managed collecting cans in an effort to keep CHAS at the heart of their community.

Largs’ Friends of CHAS stick the kettle on to mark huge fundraising effortJess Madden said: “We are really excited to be approaching such an incredible milestone for CHAS and are hoping the people of Largs get behind us and come along to our coffee morning on 2 March to make sure we hit the target. We could not do what we do without the support of the local community and it goes to show that every penny does make a difference. Thank you to everyone who continues to support Largs FOC – we are so proud to have raised so much money over the years.”

The coffee morning will take place at Largs Clark Memorial Church from 10am – 12pm – everyone is welcome.

Samantha Reilly, Senior Community Fundraiser at CHAS said:

“Volunteers play a critical role in helping CHAS raise money across Scotland and I am so proud to work with Largs Friends of CHAS. Even though these ladies have many other commitments, they still find the time to fundraise and represent the hospice in their community.

“We are indebted to the dedication of Jess, Rae, Jennifer and their extended communities for showing such dedication over all these years and raising such a huge sum. CHAS think they are incredible and we simply could not provide the support we do to families without such heartfelt efforts!”

In Scotland, more than 15,000 children and young people live with life-shortening conditions and CHAS is determined to reach every family who needs its services. CHAS works across Scotland, able to provide its hospice services nation-wide for babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions., CHAS offers palliative, respite and end-of-life care from Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch.

The CHAS at Home service supports families with the services of a hospice yet in their own homes across the whole of Scotland. Through its Diana Children’s Nurses working in hospitals across the country we support families and clinical teams.