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Melville staff raise grand total for bereavement charity

Richmond’s Hope has been Melville’s chosen charity for the past 12 months, with staff raising funds for its vital work through a number of events.

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Staff from Melville Housing Association, Midlothian’s largest registered social landlord, have gone the extra mile to raise £1,000 for Richmond’s Hope, a Lothians-based charity that supports children and young people to cope with a bereavement.

Richmond’s Hope has been Melville’s chosen charity for the past 12 months, with staff raising funds for its vital work through a number of events, including home baking, raffles and regular dress down days.

Ailsa Hill, Bereavement Support Worker at Richmond’s Hope, said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to the team at Melville Housing Association for raising such a fantastic amount. This donation will make an enormous difference and allow us to continue helping children who are struggling to come to terms with the death of someone close to them.

“Thank you so much to everyone who took part.”

Neil Edgar, Development Manager, Melville Housing Association, said: “Richmond’s Hope does fantastic work for children and their families across central Scotland.

“Staff worked really hard to raise this money over the course of the year, and we are all delighted that it’s going to such a worthwhile cause.”

Richmond’s Hope provides support for children and young people aged between four and 18 who have been bereaved. The charity provides a safe space for children to work through their grief, preserve memories of the person who died, explore their feelings, be given coping strategies, and understand the impact the bereavement has had on their lives.

Find out more about the invaluable work they do at www.richmondshope.org.uk