Castlebar Credit Union Ltd is one of more than 70 credit unions supporting the development of a dedicated hospice home care service for children by hosting a charity week starting on September 5.
The proceeds collected by Castlebar Credit Union will help fund work to support families with children who have life-limiting conditions. The hospice home care service for children will allow seriously ill children to be cared for and to die at home rather than in a busy hospital.
On a national level, an estimated 1,400 children are living with life-limiting conditions in Ireland. There are about 350 child deaths every year – the majority in the first year of life.
The project is an initiative of Le Chéile General Insurances and AXA Insurance Ltd.
During the charity week, staff at Castlebar Credit Union will be having a bit of fun by painting a sunflower on their faces. Marie Lynch, the office administrator of Castlebar Credit Union, will be overseeing the funds collected at the counter during the week-long event.