Our chosen charity
Comms–care made The Railway Children its chosen charity in 2008; supporting this very worthwhile cause by holding various fund raising events throughout the course of the year.
About Railway Children
The idea behind The Railway Children began in 1993 when David Maidment, Chairman of Railway Children (former Controller of Safety Policy with British Rail), was on a business trip in Mumbai. David was deeply moved by the many street children he saw at the main railway terminal, and was haunted by the image of a 7 year old girl beating herself to elicit sympathy and money. On his return he researched all organisations working to help street children and saw a gap in the market, no one was focussing on early intervention. In 1995 Railway Children was launched, to stop the abuse of children living alone and at risk on the streets, through early intervention
St Luke's Hospice
St Luke’s is an adult Hospice that cares for people from mid and south Cheshire suffering from cancer and other life threatening illnesses.
St Luke’s was founded in 1983 thanks largely to the efforts of Harold Hassall and Jim Littlemore who initiated public support for the hospice. Public Meetings were held all across the proposed catchment area and, as a result, support groups were established in local towns and villages to spread the message and to help the fundraising efforts.
The following years saw the formation of a company with charitable status and the purchase of Grosvenor House in Queensway Winsford, from funds raised by voluntary subscription.
The first Day Care patients were admitted in March 1988 and the hospice was officially opened by their Royal Highnesses, the Prince and Princess of Wales on 18 May.