DAYTIME respite centre New Hope has received a £1500 boost from the charitable trust of law firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys.

New Hope, which is based in Ronkswood, Worcester, is a non-profit specialist charity working with families who have children with disabilities and complex health care needs. It aims to support and enable disabled children access leisure opportunities during school holidays and every Saturday throughout the year. While the children are able to enjoy their leisure time, their parents and carers receive all-important breaks from their caring responsibilities.

New Hope founder Jean Wilson said: "This donation is such a great help to us as it will enable us to put the finishing touches to our sensory room in our new garden chalet, which I know the children will love. We would like to thank Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ Charitable Trust for their support and kindness, it's made a huge difference."

Shirley Rabbetts, partner at Harrison Clark Rickerbys and trustee of New Hope, added: “As a trustee of New Hope, I know how valuable this service is for the families it supports. New Hope provides a much needed break for parents and carers and a place that allows children to play, learn and develop freely in a happy, safe and stimulating environment. I am delighted that our charitable trust has helped such a worthy cause to furnish its new garden chalet.”

Jonathan Brew, senior partner at Harrison Clark Rickerbys and trustee of the charitable trust, said: "We were delighted to make a donation to New Hope, a charity which clearly provides such vital support to so many families in Worcestershire. With our head office in Worcester we are always keen to support such fantastic initiatives.”

Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ Charitable Trust has to date raised and donated more than £186,000 to local causes.