Grace’s Place fundraiser visits Middleton Rotary Club

Date published: 11 July 2018

Rotarian Helen Jungmyar invited Carla McBride, fundraiser for Grace’s Place, along to Middleton Rotary Club’s meeting on Monday, 9 July, to talk about a relatively new children’s hospice shortly to open in Bury.

Grace’s Place is part of Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice and is due to begin caring for children and families in the Bury, Rochdale and Oldham areas.

Carla McBride said: “More than 650 children in the North Manchester area are living with life-shortening conditions, but the vast majority aren’t getting any children’s hospice support at all. Until now, some have been cared for by Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice at Huddersfield.

“However, now Forget Me Not are opening a children’s hospice in Bury, which means:

  • they will be able to care for loads more children and families
  • the families already looked after won’t have to travel so far
  • they will be able to offer North Manchester families so much more

“Grace’s Place has been at the planning stage for a few years, and has gathered a huge amount of local support, but never got as far as opening.”

Now, Grace’s Place is under new management,Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, a different charity with a proven track record of excellence.

The name Grace’s Place is being kept in recognition of everything that’s been achieved so far. All the building needs now is a few finishing touches, and the staff. They hope to open Grace’s Place late September early October.

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