Hunter and his family are supported by their local children’s hospice, Julia’s House Children’s Hospice.
Hunter and his family feature in our very special festive charity film. Hunter (3) has vocal cord paralysis and has a tracheotomy – a tube through his neck into his throat - to keep his airway open. His older sister, Darcie was born with the same condition. "I was terrified about how I was going to cope with two poorly children to look after,” says Mum Lydia, “thankfully the Julia’s House nurses and carers are calm in a crisis."
Their family find the support they get from Julia’s House invaluable. Mum Lydia explains, "When Julia’s House are coming the children get so excited; they literally jump up and down. The care team do baking, bubbles or play outside with them. We have weekly care sessions at home and then once a month I take them to the hospice. I choose to have Darcie and Hunter’s care sessions at the same time so that I can get a complete break."
Each Hobbycraft store is partnered with their nearest children’s hospice, meaning that local families directly benefit from money raised locally.