Generous equipment donation by Jiraffe & Jenx provides valuable support to children’s hospice
Children with complex needs will have access to vital postural support aids following Jenx and Jiraffe’s donation of £2,500 worth of therapy equipment to the Bluebell Wood Hospice.
Providing precious palliative care and support to families who have a child or young person with a shortened life expectancy and complex medical needs, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice is Jenx and Jiraffe’s nominated Charity of the Year 2019.
Established in 1982 by a paediatric physiotherapist and a product designer, Jenx designs and manufactures a wide range of postural support products for children, with Jiraffe forming the retail division of the company, supplying a wide range of paediatric equipment.
During a visit to Bluebell Wood’s facilities in North Anston site, members of the paediatric equipment specialist’s Charity Committee saw one of its own therapy wedge supports in use in the Hospices’ Sensory Room, where children’s senses are stimulated through sight and sound.
Explaining how beneficial children had found the wedges Bluebell Wood’s physiotherapist Lesley Spencer told the Committee how the aids enabled children to play whilst lying down.
Inspired to further help the children of Bluebell Wood, Jenx and Jiraffe made the decision to donate additional items worth thousands of pounds.
Lesley Spencer said: “We know first-hand how brilliant products within the Jenx range are and we are so grateful to them for this wonderful gift of three more wedges, a mat and a Ziggy support. This equipment will undoubtedly enrich our children’s lives.”
During the partnership, staff at Jenx and Jiraffe have also donated over 50 bags of stock to Bluebell Wood shops, held an Easter raffle, donated Easter craft items and on corporate volunteer days, a number of employees have worked at the hospice.
Jiraffe’s Divisional Director Holly Jenkins commented: “Bluebell Wood is a charity close to the hearts of many at Jiraffe and Jenx. We are privileged and very proud to be able to support their incredible work and hope this donation brings lots of fun, smiles and happy memories.
“The hospice provides exceptional care and support for both children and families. This is something very close to our company mission of helping children with special postural needs to live happy and fulfilling lives.”https://thiis.co.uk/generous-equipment-donation-by-jiraffe-jenx-provides-valuable-support-to-childrens-hospice/https://thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Jiraffe-Jenx-BlueBell.jpghttps://thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Jiraffe-Jenx-BlueBell-150x150.jpgNewsroomSupplier NewsThird SectorBluebell Wood Children's Hospice,charity,donation,Holly Jenkins,Jenx,Jiraffe,Lesley Spencer,paediatrics,palliative care,physiotherapist,therpay wedge,Ziggy supportChildren with complex needs will have access to vital postural support aids following Jenx and Jiraffe’s donation of £2,500 worth of therapy equipment to the Bluebell Wood Hospice. Providing precious palliative care and support to families who have a child or young person with a shortened life expectancy and complex...Calvin BarnettCalvin Barnettcalvin@thiis.co.ukAdministratorTHIIS Magazine