Charities close to our Heart

MWE supports three charities - Group B Strep Society, Wiltshire Air Ambulance and Julia's House Children's Hospice. We are proud to work with them and support them so they can meet their goals.

MWE has been supporting 3 charities close to our heart. We would like to introduce you to them.

Julia’s House Children’s Hospice: Julia’s House provides clinical, practical and emotional support for families caring for a child with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition, providing frequent and regular support in their own homes, in the community or at their hospices. They are not a typical children’s hospice. The service they provide is totally flexible and bespoke for families – it is also completely free.  Life-threatening situations can happen without warning but imagine the reassurance of having access to specialist care, to know your child is in safe, skilled hands. Giving parents the confidence to take a mental and physical break from the exhausting cycle of care is what they do.

The care provided by Julia’s House children’s hospice has been awarded ‘Outstanding’ following a recent inspection (December 2021) by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest rating to be awarded by the independent regulator of care and social care in England.

Group B Step Support: Group B Strep Support (GBSS) is the world’s leading charity working to eradicate group B Strep infection in babies. They educate the public, doctors and midwives about group B Strep and provide information and support to affected families. Group B Strep Support is completely independent, and is mainly supported by the kind donations from people. 800 babies a year suffer group B Strep infection, causing death and disabilities. Most GBS infections are preventable.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance: As the name suggests, WAA save lives. They are an air ambulance service in Wiltshire, Bath and surrounding areas. They are funded by donations made by their sponsors and businesses in the UK. Their helicopter can accommodate a pilot, two paramedics, a patient and a passenger. On board you’ll find all of the equipment you’d find on a land ambulance. They also have specialist kit so their crew can provide the best medical care possible. Their paramedics also use Rapid Response Cars to attend incidents by road when their helicopter is unable to fly or if it is quicker to reach the location using the cars. The cars have the same medical equipment that is onboard in their helicopter.

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