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Monday, 01 September 2014

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New name as hospice aims to widen work with families across Cumbria

A new look is being unveiled today for the only children’s hospice in Cumbria.

Jigsaw logo
Eden House Children’s Hospice is now Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice

Eden House Children’s Hospice in Carlisle is being rebranded as Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice.

It’s a move that the charity which runs the centre, part of the Eden Valley Hospice in Carlisle, hopes will aid efforts to widen its work to help more children, young adults and their families across the county.

A new logo has been created for the children’s hospice, designed free by a London agency.

Bosses hope the new name will enhance their mission to make more people realise that the children’s hospice, which has been open nine years, works with families countywide.

That, in turn, will help the massive fundraising challenge faced every year to keep it running.

Hospice chief executive Janet Ferguson said: “The children’s hospice’s new image and name refers to the legacy from the 2005 Jigsaw Appeal, which played a major role in the development and construction of the children’s hospice.

“The generosity, support and kindness of people from throughout Cumbria raised an incredible £1m to make the dreams of the children’s hospice a reality. Now the new imagery can complete the fantastic Jigsaw.”

The hospice believes its new name and branding reflects its “positive and supportive atmosphere”.

“The interlocking blocks and colours of the logo implies the coming together of the range of services which play an important part in every child’s life, from the nurses to their families and support services,” a spokesman said.

“The children’s hospice hopes that the new, vibrant image will engage with more people and allow the children’s hospice’s team of nurses and activity coordinators to care for more children, young adults and families throughout Cumbria.”

Jigsaw cares for and supports children and young adults with life limiting illnesses.

Its services include day care for up to six youngsters at a time. As part of the wider Eden Valley Hospice, it is reliant on fundraising to stay afloat.

It costs £7,000-a-day to run both hospices, off Durdar Road.

To find out how you can support Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice, go to www.jigsawhospice.org.uk.

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