ROSY – Respite nursing for Oxfordshire’s Sick Youngsters

ROSY – Respite nursing for Oxfordshire’s Sick Youngsters, is an organisation that raises awareness of the need for respite nursing and raises funds to boost the extremely limited resources of Oxfordshire’s Children’s Respite Nursing Team. The team offers respite nursing to terminally, acutely, or chronically ill children and babies in their homes.

Much has been said and written over the past few weeks about Charities and their need to be open and transparent in their operation and more circumspect in their dealings with potential donors. We fully support these views. Although we are a small charity we want to assure our many supporters that we are just that, open and transparent, and we do not actively approach people for their support.

I have read articles from prominent people who suggest that those who support charities should beware of those who suggest that every penny donated goes to the cause. Those so called experts could not be further from the truth.

We commit to our supporters that EVERY PENNY donated to us WILL go to support the families. The ROSY committee provides for the administration of the charity. If we need funds for any other reason, i.e. siblings events, that will come from our market stall that we run in Oxford (although most of that money, some £8000 per annum, still goes into our general fund to directly support families).

We hope you will continue to support our work.

George Hedges – ROSY Secretary