VAUXHALL’S Ellesmere Port plant has awarded a £500 Griffin Grant to Claire House Children’s Hospice.
Claire House provides specialist respite, palliative and terminal care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions.
The holistic care embraces the whole family and counselling is available for as long as necessary.
The hospice will be spending the grant on medical textbooks.
Maureen Ellison, a fundraiser for the hospice, said: “With constant changes in all aspects of palliative care it is important to constantly update care team staff on current good practice and new library books are essential for this.”
The Griffin Grants were launched in January 2006 in conjunction with the Pioneer and the Luton News.
Grants are given away each month alternating between charity and community groups in Cheshire and Bedfordshire.
The scheme awards community causes, courtesy of General Motors, with six grants available throughout the year.
The judges are particularly keen to support projects aimed at young people outside school hours, or at improving the local environment.
Applications are particularly welcome from local community groups and charities, although projects run by national charities working in the North West will also be considered.