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After careful consideration of many worthy charities, the Constabulary has selected Jigsaw children's hospice as their Chosen Charity for the next two years.

The charity cares for children and young adults with life-limiting conditions across Cumbria and close surrounding areas, providing personalised care and respite care to children and families at their purpose-built hospice in Carlisle.

 Superintendent, Sarah Jackson said:

"Having visited the hospice, I was completely humbled by the bravery of the children. No one wants to consider that their child might be diagnosed with a life-limiting illness or condition, but when faced with that situation, the team at Jigsaw provide support services to all of the family. They also offer tailor-made care to each child replicating their routine at home, an integral part of making a child feel comfortable and supported."

"The hospice is vibrant and full of laughter from the kids and staff, it is an inspiring place which celebrates life."

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Superintendent, Vicki Ellis said:

 "I have been moved by my visit (to Jigsaw) and will be getting involved in fundraising through the Constabulary over the next two years. The charity has lots of great challenge events for you to get involved in and the opportunities to fundraise are limitless – cheese and wine nights, bake sales, team challenge events, fashion shows".

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 It costs £2,126.46 to run the hospice each day, covering all of Jigsaw's care services. We have set the challenge for the constabulary to raise 40 days of care over the next two years.

You can find more about Jigsaw's work by visiting there website here