A very brief history of a very special place


Naomi House & Jacksplace opened in 1997 following a campaign by the local community to raise the £5 million needed to build the hospice and cover running costs for one year. The land on which the hospice is built – the stunning Sutton Manor estate – was once owned by Colonel Courage of Courage Beers and later the film Magnate, J Arthur Rank.

These days the estate is owned by the Cornelius-Reid family who run a nursing home on the site, and it is thanks to the Cornelius-reed family that Naomi House & Jacksplace is sited in such a beautiful location and enjoys excellent transport links to the entire Wessex region. The Cornelius-Reid family offered us the land on which to build the hospice, but that offer came with an important condition…

Each year we are obliged (and delighted) to pay a rent of 12 red roses to the Cornelius-Reid family. Traditionally this was paid to Mary Cornelius-Reid who generously offered us the land, but since her passing we have paid our rent to Mary’s youngest daughter, Naomi, after whom the hospice was named.

Since those early days we have cared for 1,144 life-limited and life-threatened children and young people. It is thanks to the community across the Wessex region that our service has developed, kept pace with changes in care, married passion and progression, and provided the support that families need on good days, difficult days and last days.

Save the Date!

Come and celebrate our 21st Anniversary with us on our open day! The hospice will be open to the public on Saturday 8th September and we'll have lots of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy!


More details about the day will be released very soon. Sign up to our eNewsletter to get the information first!


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£21 challenge!

Can you save up £21 to donate to Naomi House? £21 is enough to fund one hour of nursing care for a child at Naomi House. Order a collection box from us today and start saving!


Save your loose change, forgo that takeaway coffee or save up your pocket money and send it back to Naomi House & Jacksplace to get your certificate!

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Clarendon Way Walk

Join us for our biggest fundraising event of the year on Sunday 3rd June!

More than 1,000 people take part in our marathon walk, the Clarendon Way Walk, each year.

The challenge will begin at Winchester Cathedral and finish at Salisbury Cathedral. 

Come and join Team Naomi on this special day for our 21st anniversary.

Entry is £15 for adults and £10 for children and we ask each participant to aim to raise £200. 

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Host your own event!

Want to host your own fundraising event to support us this year?


Order your free fundraising pack today. Packs include 21st Anniversary balloons, banners, fundraising ideas and much more!


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