KaarbonTech Donate to Charity

KaarbonTech are working with Kier Services on a grit bin programme for Surrey County Council. Kier are holding a raffle with the proceeds going to two very good causes.

This year, KaarbonTech has donated a flat screen television for the raffle.

The good causes are Shooting Star Chase and Home-start.

Shooting Star Chase is a leading children’s hospice charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families.

Whether lives are measured in days, weeks, months or years, they are here to make every moment count. They support families from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement with a range of nursing, practical, emotional and medical care.

Their bespoke support is free of charge to families and available 365 days a year. Their care service includes short breaks at our two hospices (Shooting Star House in Hampton and Christopher’s in Guildford), Hospice at Home, day care, symptom management, end-of-life care, bereavement care and a comprehensive range of therapies and support groups for the whole family.

It costs £10 million a year just to maintain their current level of care. Around 10% of that income comes from government funding, so they rely on our supporters’ generosity to keep the service running. What’s more, we know there are many more families desperate for our vital support, so it’s crucial we raise more funds to provide more care.

Visit there website here: https://www.shootingstarchase.org.uk/

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Home-Start is one of the leading family support charities in the UK.

Home-Start volunteers help families with young children deal with the challenges they face. They support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children.

Support for families

Across all four nations of the United Kingdom, 16,000 volunteers support 30,000 families and 60,000 children to transform their lives.

There are 269 local, independent Home-Starts. At the heart of each Home-Start’s work is home visiting volunteer support.

Families struggling with post-natal depression, isolation, physical health problems, bereavement and many other issues receive the support of a volunteer who will spend around two hours a week in a family’s home supporting them in the ways they need.

Home-Starts across the UK also support families in groups, hold day trips and Christmas parties and help access local services, as well as lots of other support.

Visit their website here: https://www.home-start.org.uk/

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Leigh Harris