NRL’s North East recruitment team have pledged their support for local charity Grace House.
The recruitment team, located near to Grace House in Sunderland, will partner with the charity throughout 2020 to provide support and fundraising.
Grace House provide families with much needed short break and respite care for children with complex difficulties and autism. They provide a safe and fun home from home, for families to escape from everyday life at their centre in Southwick, Sunderland.
The recruitment branch will work together as a team to use their company charity leave days to provide hands-on assistance at the centre, as well as setting themselves an ambitious fundraising target. Colleagues were keen to combine their charity efforts to support one cause, with Grace House chosen after seeing first-hand the difference they make to families in the local community.
Discussing the new partnership Laura Forbes, Corporate Fundraiser at Grace House commented,
"We’re really excited to bring NRL’s Sunderland team on board as a corporate supporter in 2020 and look forward to working together in partnership over the coming year.”
About Grace House
Grace House welcomes children and young people from across the North East, with complex disabilities and autism. They provide a fun, safe, exciting environment where children can come and live life to the full. They provide overnight short breaks at their beautiful, purpose built, fully accessible centre in Southwick, Sunderland delivered in partnership with Sunderland Care and Support:
a place for up to 8 children and young people aged 5 years -17 years 11 months to come and stay overnight, on a planned and regular basis
a chance for children and young people living with a complex disability to make new friends, do fun exciting activities, and go out on trips,
Grace House offers additional services to families with disabled children including ;
holistic therapies for parents
counselling for parents, siblings and children with additional needs
activity groups for babies and toddlers with complex needs and their families