The team at Imagine Cruising have reached an incredible fundraising milestone – raising £100,000 for Julia’s House!
Specialising in luxury and tailor made cruise holidays, the Wiltshire-based firm has been a passionate supporter of Julia’s House since before our Devizes hospice was first opened in 2017.
As well as funding a special sensory room at our hospice in Wiltshire, the money raised has helped us to provide our lifeline of care for families of the most seriously ill children in the local community.
Driven by the travel retailer’s Chief Executive Robin Deller, the team at Imagine Cruising have taken on personal and company-wide fundraising challenges to raise the significant sum over the past five years.
Robin Deller, CEO of Imagine Cruising, said, “We started working with Julia’s House at the beginning of their journey in Wiltshire and it has been truly inspiring to follow them along the way. It was lovely to get the chance to attend their open day recently and celebrate all the great things that they have achieved and the fundraising partnership we have built over the last five years.
“Since our relationship with the local charity began, it’s with great pride that I can say that we have raised an amazing £100,000 for the hospice. I am really looking forward to continuing our support and I am so excited to discover new ways that we can help.
"The team at the hospice work extremely hard, so it’s a pleasure to help them continue to provide their specialist care in our local community.”
Julia’s House is almost entirely reliant on donations to provide our outstanding care for the growing number of children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. We recently launched our Together We Care Appeal in Wiltshire to raise the £1.5m needed each year to continue providing essential respite breaks and support to local families in the county – at home, in the hospice and out and about in the community.
Alice Chalmers, Corporate Fundraiser for Julia’s House, said, “We’re delighted to have the ongoing support of the amazing team at Imagine Cruising, and they should all be very proud of their fantastic achievement of raising £100,000 for Julia’s House. Throughout the pandemic, they’ve continued to show their passionate support for the families we care for, and we’re so grateful for all their fundraising efforts. We rely on donations to fund our vital care in Wiltshire, so every pound raised makes a huge difference for the families of the seriously ill children that we support.”