8 June 2012
Julia’s House, Dorset's only hospice dedicated to children with
life-limiting conditions, was selected as IRIS Accounting &
Business Solutions’ official charity partner for 2012 following a
vote amongst all their employees who wanted to choose a charity
partner they felt strongly about and whose work is close to many of
Over the next twelve months, IRIS Accounting & Business
Solutions will be working closely with Julia’s House with the aim
to raise as much money as possible for the charity through a wide
variety of fundraising events and sporting challenges.
Paul Sparkes, Product Director, IRIS Accounting & Business
Solutions, explains: “We have many not-for-profit clients and
understand the pressures currently facing UK charities. We’re very
pleased to be helping such a worthwhile cause as Julia’s
Paul adds: “It was very clear to us when meeting the Julia’s
House team that the support they provide to both children and young
people with life-threatening conditions, and to their families, is
absolutely invaluable. That’s why everyone at IRIS Accounting &
Business Solutions is delighted to support Julia’s House as our
official charity partner for 2012 – and we hope to have lots of fun
raising valuable funds at the same time!”
Caroline Gogan, Corporate Fundraiser , Julia’s House says:
“Julia’s House are absolutely delighted that IRIS Accounting &
Business Solutions are supporting Julia’s House. Like many
charities, Julia’s House is facing an uphill struggle when it comes
to fundraising. In the current economic climate, while people are
still giving, they are giving less, making every penny more
precious. It was wonderful to see the team kick starting
their fundraising and taking part in our Superhero Night
Walk. We look forward to a fun year ahead supporting the team
at IRIS Accounting & Business Solutions.”
Julia’s House is Dorset’s hospice dedicated to children with
life-limiting conditions. The majority of the children that it
cares for are unlikely to live into adulthood (defined as beyond
the age of 18). The children’s hospice complements the work of the
Julia’s House Community Team, which consists of 69 nurses and
carers who travel the county, providing life-changing support for
families in their own homes.
Julia’s House looks after the whole family, not just the sick
child. It organises social activities and provides support for
parents, brothers and sisters.
It will cost around £2.7m to run Julia’s House in 2012, yet the
charity receives less than 10 percent of its total annual funding
from the government. The rest of the charity’s essential income is
raised through the generosity of the Dorset community, corporate
partners and charitable foundations.
In 2011, the charity cared for more than 100 children, providing
23,073.82 hours of care for Dorset’s children comprising 12,207 in
the hospice, with 10,865 hours being offered in the community.
For more information about Julia’s House please phone 01202
607400 or visit www.juliashouse.org
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Headquartered in Bournemouth, Dorset, IRIS Accounting &
Business Solutions provides multi-award winning, integrated
accounting and business management software to UK businesses.
With 20+ years’ experience, and award successes including
Financial Software Provider of the Year, IRIS Accounting &
Business Solutions is part of CSH, one of the UK’s largest private
software houses with over 750 employees.
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