Big Give Donation helps us reach our £45,000 target

Published date: 4 December 2023
Christmas Hospice news Middlesbrough

Recently , we spoke to Mike Lee, who’s daughter Amelia (right) comes to our hospice.

He spoke to us about the care his daughter receives, and how the organisation he works for (PD Ports), have helped us with our Big Give Christmas Challenge.

He said:

Over the last year or so, we have used the fantastic services at Zoe’s Place and it has been an personal honour and privilege to support the charity throughout the year.

My daughter Amelia attends every two weeks or so, and she always comes away with a smile on her face.

As a family, when we were first introduced to Zoe’s Place, we were reassured Amelia would be in really good care, especially because she already had a connection with Alice (a Zoe’s staff member who she met at the Great North Children’s Hospital) and who had previously cared for her whilst in hospital.

I am thrilled to say, this was the case and we couldn’t be more appreciative of the support Zoe’s Place has given our family.  I cannot thank the team enough for their love and support they have provided to my family and I so far.

The charity heavily relies on fundraising to keep their doors open to families like my own, which is an ever ongoing formidable task, heightened by the cost of living challenges everyone is faces, which is why I am incredibly proud to be part of the organisation I work for, PD Ports.

PD Ports alongside partners and stakeholders, recognise the importance of having these facilities available in the community and are willing to support the charity by making a monetary donation during the Big Give campaign, enabling Zoe’s Place to match the fund, doubling the value!  

It is an incredibly satisfying feeling and one that makes me proud to work for the organisation and be part of the Zoe’s Place family.

Mike Lee –  Amelia’s dad.

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