House of Commons reception launches new partnership

Posted on the 6th July 2018

Last night, WellChild celebrated the launch of its new partnership with The October Club at a drinks reception supported by UBS at the House of Commons in London.

The evening was opened by Baroness Wheatcroft and saw last year’s charity, the MS Trust, talk about the impact the partnership has had on their beneficiaries, before the baton was passed to WellChild as the chosen charity for the forthcoming year.

The October Club partnership will help establish a new network of WellChild Better At Home Units across the UK to empower parents and carers with the skills and confidence they need to care for their child at home.

Funds will be raised throughout the year at a series of exclusive events, including a racing day at Ascot and culminating in a prestigious dinner at the Savoy later in the year.

Colin Dyer, CEO of WellChild said:

“The October Club funding will enable us to transform training around the UK for parents caring for a child with serious health needs, helping us to create what we know will be a fast-growing network of Better At Home Training Units across the country, where families will be fully trained by experienced Nurses on all aspects of the essential, complicated, stressful, and life-saving care they give their children.”

Henry Knapman, Chairman of The October Club and Managing Director at UBS said:

“The October Club has a very successful 30 year history of supporting smaller charities and their transformational projects. We have a transparent and rigorous application and selection process and are delighted to announce that, from many initial applications, our 2018 charity will be WellChild. We greatly look forward to working with them to transform their reach and impact: Building on their excellent and proven WellChild nurse network with a new network of “Better At Home Training Units” that will allow even more parents to care for their children at home.”

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