Chris Jones, Managing Director of Hemel Hempstead Business Ambassador Think Specialist Recruitment, successfully completed the 10km Warrior Adrenaline Race recently with his three sisters – Lisa, Gaby and Nicole.
In soaring temperatures they navigated the 10km course of obstacles in rivers, bogs, woodland and fields to raise money for the Pepper Foundation.
The Pepper Foundation, based in Tring is a registered charity which funds the hospice at home children’s nursing team. This innovative paediatric team, (known as the Pepper Nurses), offers specialist palliative care and support to children with a life-threatening or life-limiting illness throughout the Chilterns area of Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. The six nurses work with families to provide individualised care and support for each child in their own home on a 24 hour, 365 days of the year, on-call basis.
The Pepper Nurses currently cares for up to 40 children at any one time, at absolutely no cost to the patients or their families.
The nurses are qualified paediatric nurses with extensive experience in caring for children and young people up to 19 years of age with conditions that require palliative or end-of-life care. The team works in partnership with all other professionals involved with the child and family to ensure co-ordination of care.
A terminal illness does not just affect the patient, healthy siblings can also be affected. Family support has always been an integral part of the nursing team’s philosophy of care which is why The Pepper Foundation also provides funding for the Children’s Support Facilitator who offers pre and post bereavement support to families and co-ordinates the Pepper Sibling Group.
For more information on the Pepper Foundation, please visit their website
With the Company matching all donations, Think Specialist Recruitment have so far raised more than £1,300.
Published on: July 23, 2018