Concert raises funds for Julia's House hospice in Poole

Contributed By Erich Weidmann

  • 31 January 2013

Stake President, John Crew, Tobias Ellwood, MP for Bournemouth East, hands a cheque for £1500 to Martin Edwards, CEO of Julia's House

On a recent tour through Julia's House, a unique non-denominational children's hospice, Poole Stake President, John Crew, with MP Tobias Ellwood, and family, were delighted to present a cheque for nearly £1500 to the CEO, Martin Edwards. 

The funds were raised through a benefit concert given by the Brigham Young University Singers from Utah, USA and organised by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Dorset area.  The concert given in Southbourne was just one stop on a tour taken by the BYU Singers through Southern England and was well attended by people of many faiths with the single purpose to support Julia’s House. 


The funds were gratefully accepted by Martin Edwards, CEO of Julia’s House, in front of a colourful mosaic of a butterfly-- a thoughtful reminder that these funds will support those who are with us only fleetingly.  Treasured, beloved and one day reunited.  These words grace the fountain that sits amid the peaceful and colourful garden of Julia’s House, an organization that truly understands what it means to support the family not only in life but also in death.   

The guests were shown around the hospice and discovered the depth of thought, feeling, and skill that Julia’s House puts into creating loving, supporting environments for children with terminal illness and their families that care for them.  With their care and support, these children have access to quality care in an environment of discovery and love.  Caregivers and siblings are supported as well with activities and respite, strengthening the ability they need to keep their families together in what is already an incredibly challenging situation.