Currently, they support around 300 families in North-East London. But research into children's palliative care in the UK suggests there are 3,000 children living in the community who could benefit from these services.
The funds donated by the Berkeley Foundation are deliberately unrestricted. We want to give them maximum flexibility. Our support helps fund services as diverse as days out for service users, art and music therapy in the hospice, and bereavement care for parents and siblings. In 2013 and 2015, we helped a group of siblings of Richard House service users visit Longridge Activity Centre in Marlow.
Wendy Pritchard, Berkeley's Group Solicitor, said: "Whenever I visit Richard House, I am always moved by how positive the children and their families are in the face of the many problems they have to cope with on a day to day basis. The children are so determined and willing to have a go at anything and everything."
You can read more about some of Richard House's fantastic work, like their Together for Short Lives programme here.