Caring for children has always been at the heart of Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, with one of the first patients cared for at the hospice being a young child. Over the following years the hospice provided both day care and respite care for children across Cumbria and it soon became apparent that a purpose built facility would be valuable to many local families.
In 2005 the hospice launched the Jigsaw Appeal to build a purpose built children’s hospice in Cumbria. Through the support and generosity of individuals, businesses and community groups from throughout the county the appeal reached its £1,000,000 fundraising target to replace the existing facility, which provided over night care for two children and a day care facility.
In December 2007 the purpose built facility became fully operational and we began to care for children and young adults from throughout Cumbria. Your continued generosity has allowed our nurses to provide and develop our care to children and young adults.
On January 24 2014, the children’s hospice unveiled a new, vibrant and modern image and name. The launch of the new image coincided with the unveiling of the BBC Radio Cumbria Charity of the Year Partnership. Through 2015 the overwhelming support of people, community groups and businesses helped BBC Radio Cumbrian to raise over £150,000 in aid of Jigsaw. The money allowed us to extend our care services into the local community through outreach projects and a dedicated outreach worker.