Paul’s House, Belfast In February 2013, we donated £375,000 to Young Lives Vs Cancer to help launch Paul’s House, a new ‘Home from Home’ in Belfast. Paul’s House, Belfast was opened in December 2013 and officially opened its doors to families in January 2014.
Paul’s House, London Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of our supporters, we were able to contribute £1.1 million towards the costs of a Young Lives Vs Cancer Home from Home for the families of children being treated at University College London Hospital. Paul’s House, named after Paul O’Gorman, opened in September 2010. More than 200 children and teenagers with cancer are treated at UCLH every year. Only one third are from the London area, with the remainder travelling from all over the south east of England. Children can be admitted to hospital for months at a time. Parents naturally want to remain close at hand but hospital accommodation is very basic, with no facilities for families. This causes immense pressure on families, who can end up being separated for long periods. With 15 spacious family rooms and located just a few minutes walk from UCLH, it offers the whole family a place to stay for as long as necessary. Not only is this an enormous help financially, saving families the cost of hotel accommodation, but it gives parents somewhere to retreat, away from the pressures of the hospital ward. Paul’s House also benefits children travelling to UCLH for day-care procedures. They can now stay with a parent at Paul’s House rather than being admitted to the ward.
Marion’s House, Glasgow In 2014, we donated over £600,000 to enable Young Lives Vs Cancer to purchase a new Home from Home in Glasgow – it’s for children and young people receiving treatment at the Royal Hospital for Children. Marion’s House, named in memory of our co-founder Marion O’Gorman, opened at the end of 2015 and officially welcomed families from February 2016.
Paul’s House, Edinburgh In 2015, we donated over £600,000 to Young Lives Vs Cancer towards their Homes from Home in Edinburgh.
Paul’s House, Southampton In 2017, we donated over £690,000 to Young Lives Vs Cancer towards their Homes from Home in Southampton.
2018 In 2018 we donated over £260,000 to Young Lives Vs Cancer towards refurbishment to one of their Homes from Home and a further £386,682 towards improvements to Paul’s House in Edinburgh.
Paul’s House, Newcastle In 2018, we donated over £750,000 to Young Lives Vs Cancer towards their Homes from Home in Newcastle.