A charity which provides the only hospice care services for babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions has been announced as Barratt Homes East Scotland’s’ chosen Charity of the Year for 2017.

Barratt Homes East Scotland and Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) will work together on a variety of events including fundraisers and a sponsored golf day.

Criona Knight, corporate Manager at CHAS, welcomed the announcement. She said: “We support over 415 families every year and the work that we do ensures that children who have life-shortening conditions and their families can access much needed support in our hospices and at home.”

”We rely heavily on the generosity of our supporters and we are delighted that Barratt Homes in the East of Scotland has committed to support us during 2017.”

CHAS runs two children’s hospices – Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch as well as a home care service called ‘CHAS at Home’ which covers the whole of Scotland.