At the start of 2006 Imerja was delighted to announce its decision to adopt Claire House Children’s Hospice as a corporate charity.
Claire House is one of over 40 hospices located throughout the UK providing care for children 0 – 18 years with life threatening or life limiting conditions, and their families. It is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life, providing specialist respite, palliative, terminal and bereavement care.
The “home from home” environment provided by Claire House enables children and their families to enjoy some special time together, allowing them to play, develop and grow amid surroundings that are safe, happy and supportive. Facilities include a multi-sensory room, Jacuzzi, hydrotherapy pool, teenage room, art and craft area and physiotherapy / complementary therapy. There is also a multi purpose room that is used for music therapy, group activities or quiet reflection.
A registered charity with annual baseline running costs into the millions of pounds, Claire House relies entirely on the generosity of those who support it for all of its income and running costs.
The selection of a corporate charity re-enforces the ethical basis on which Imerja was founded and the commitment of both the company and individual employees to contribute back to society. Claire House was chosen through a democratic process involving everyone in the company, and a strong and common felt belief that it is possible to make a difference.
Further information about Claire House and the Association of Children’s Hospices can be found at: