We recognise the privileged position we have in the community in which we work, and it is important to us as an organisation, to give back to this community wherever possible.
That is why each year we ask our people to nominate and vote for a charity that we will all support over the course of a year through various fundraising initiatives – so that together, we can make a difference to the lives of others.
For 2020 we chose Richard House Children's Hospice as our charity of the year.
Richard House Children's Hospice
Based in East London, Richard House Children's Hospice provides palliative care to children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions across London.
Opened in 2000, Richard House was London’s first children’s hospice.
It was founded by Anthea Hare, who was inspired by both her experience as a paediatric nurse at Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, and through helping her parents to look after her severely autistic brother.
Today Richard House support more than 300 families from Newham, Barking, Dagenham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Hackney, Redbridge, Haringey, Islington, Ilford, Camden and into South Essex.
Richard House Children’s Hospice takes pride in their values, many of which are shared with Blick Rothenberg – being respectful, valuing openness and integrity and being passionate about achieving excellence. And it is with great pride that we raise money for this invaluable charity.
Continuing our support throughout 2021
Richard House has stayed open during the entire COVID-19 pandemic. Offering families, a chance to rest and a chance to have some form of normality.
Almost every fundraising event and activity has had to be cancelled this year and they anticipate that many more will be cancelled in 2021. Richard House is reliant on raising £3.5 million every year to fund their services and they need our help now more than ever. We have therefore decided to support Richard House as our charity of the year for 2021.
“We can’t thank Blick Rothenberg enough for choosing to extend the partnership with Richard House. No-one could have predicted the year we have had, or the impact this would have on the community we look after. Richard House is determined to remain a beacon of light offering palliative care and community support to our families, for whom Covid-19 has made life with a seriously ill child even more challenging. Together with Blick Rothenberg, we can make sure these vulnerable families never feel alone, offering them a positive end to 2020 and reassuring them that Richard House will still be there in 2021 to help them navigate the challenging months ahead.”
Chris Baker, CEO of Richard House Children’s Hospice
Richard House Children’s Hospice takes pride in their values and it is with great pride that we raise money for this invaluable charity.