Haven House Children’s Hospice has been left “overwhelmed” after receiving an “incredibly generous” grant of £100,000 from the Pears Foundation.

The hospice was awarded the grant after developing a strong relationship with the Foundation, which is run by Hampstead businessman and philanthropist, Trevor Pears CMG. 

The grant is unrestricted, which means it can be used to cover the core costs of the hospice.

In October, Haven House launched Vision 2020, a new five-year strategy with aim of increasing the number of children that it supports to 500 per year by the end of the decade.

The Pears Foundation grant, which runs until 30 September 2017, will help provide a firm financial base for expansion.

It will cost £3.6 million to fully resource Haven House in 2015/16 and it’s hoped the grant can be used as leverage in order to encourage other corporate funders to donate to Haven House.

On 18 January, Trevor Pears CMG, Executive Chair of Pears Foundation, said: “Our family is delighted to support the hospice as it seeks to expand its services.

“Haven House is at the forefront of providing innovative palliative care to life-limited children and we hope our grant can encourage other investors to support the charity.”

Mike Palfreman, Chief Executive of Haven House, said: “We have been left overwhelmed by this incredibly generous grant from the Pears Foundation.

“The grant is the third we have received from the Pears Foundation and will help provide a firm financial base for us to increase the number of life-limited children that we support as part of Vision 2020.”

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