A local independent school has supported Naomi House & Jacksplace for 8 years now, with generous donations to the hospice’s charity shop in Romsey.
Embley Park School is a day and boarding school for girls and boys aged 2 - 18, based in Embley, Romsey. Every year, when the children leave for the holidays, they leave behind various high quality, wonderful items, in which the school donates to the Naomi House & Jacksplace shop in Romsey.
Karen Le Lean is the House Mother of Embley Park School and is the lovely lady who has been responsible for these generous donations over the years. She said:
“I have been in the Romsey shop on many occasions and always receive a very warm welcome. I joined Embley in September 2012 and at the end of the school year, the boarders had so much they didn’t want to take home, so I asked if I could donate it to charity and that was the beginning!
The reason we chose Naomi House & Jacksplace is because children/young people giving to other children/young people who really need the help is very important to us.
“We find all sorts of weird and wonderful items to donate, from novelty slippers and Louboutin shoes, to yellow duck onesies and beautiful evening dresses! The strangest items we’ve ever donated include a humidifier and a gauntlet for hawks/owls to land on!”
Ann Piper, Shop Manager at the Romsey shop, said: “We are so grateful to everyone at Embley school for the wonderful donations we receive every year. They really are generous in their giving, as we receive bags and bags full of really high quality items, from beautiful brand new dresses and three piece suits, to designer clothing, un-opened expensive make-up and more.
"The items always sell out in our shop very quickly, so are very popular with local residents. Thank you so much to the children, staff and especially to Karen, for your brilliant continued support.”