An Oswestry business has teamed up with Hope House Children’s Hospice.

NFU Mutual Agents and their staff at the Oswestry agency are delighted to have nominated local charity Hope House, to receive a donation of more than £3,000.

It comes from the national £1 million ‘Agency Giving Fund’ launched by NFU Mutual’s Head Office to support the national emergency the country is facing.

It aims to help local frontline charities at this difficult time. 

To help ensure this support reaches all corners of the UK, NFU Mutual has reached out to its appointed representative network of local agents which consists of around 300 independent agency businesses and nine NFU Mutual branches, each of which were given the opportunity to nominate a handful of local charities to receive a share of this fund.

Gemma Henman, appointed representative for NFU Mutual in Oswestry, said: “The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on everybody, including our customers and their local communities.

“Hope House is making a wonderful difference to our community in these challenging times, and we are proud to have been able to nominate this local charity to benefit from NFU Mutual’s national fund.”

The donation will allow the Hope House Children’s Hospices to continue providing vital care and support to local children and families in these difficult times.

The hospice is continuing to provide end of life care, post death care and crisis care. They are helping to lessen the need for children with life limiting conditions to be admitted to hospital, and supporting children who have been discharged early from hospital with specialist care.

Lynsey Kilvert, Hope House fundraising team leader, said: “We’re extremely thankful to NFU Mutual Oswestry for nominating our charity to receive a donation from the NFU Mutual Agency Giving Fund.

“The money will go a long way to helping us continue in uncertain times.

“We will never forget their kindness when we need it the most.”