Children’s charity to benefit as EVH smashes £100,000 fundraising target

Jonathan Clegg, community fundraiser at CHAS (left), receives a cheque from EVH chair David Rose

EVH (Employers Voluntary Housing) celebrated its 40th anniversary year with a special unveiling of a ‘CHAS wall’, showcasing all the generous supporters who helped the organisation smash its fundraising target of £100,000.

The ceremony took place last week at EVH’s Rennie Macintosh inspired venue, Betty’s Room based on Sauchiehall Street. Joining EVH were staff from Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) and guests from member organisations, supporters and suppliers.

CHAS, the only charity providing hospice services in Scotland for children with life-shortening conditions, is to benefit from this cash. Its aim is to reach out to every family living with the heartbreaking knowledge that their child is dying, support them, care for them and help them to make the most of that precious time.

EVH and its members have been fundraising for CHAS over the last 14 years.

Chair David Rose said: “We are delighted to be marking this huge achievement for such a worthwhile cause.”

After the ceremony, Jonathan Clegg, community fundraiser at CHAS, said: “The support we have received from EVH over the past 14 years is incredible and we were delighted to be a part of the celebrations to commemorate reaching £100,000. A huge thank you goes to EVH and all the member organisations for all their hard work and dedication.

“Three children die every week in Scotland of a life-shortening condition, and at present, we’re only reaching one of those families. The donations, funds and awareness raised by our amazing supporters help us on our mission to reach and support every single baby, child and young person who needs us.”

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