North Upton Lane
The James Hopkins Trust ... there for the people of Gloucester and their nursing needs ...
The James Hopkins Trust is a charity which provides practical help for severely disabled, life threatened and life limited young children with nursing needs, aged 5 years and under, throughout Gloucester and Gloucestershire.
James Hopkins was born in Gloucester Royal Hospital on the 17th of September 1987, but his life was cut tragically short and he died on the 29th May 1989 from an infection.
James' life may have been short but it was not without purpose. The Trust was born out of James' memory and became a registered charity (No. 1000870) on 11th November 1990.
Over the years The James Hopkins Trust has helped over 300 children and families, with their charitable organisation in every corner of Gloucester and beyond, with over 100,000 hours of nursing and care. All of these nursing hours are donated free to those that needed it.
The aim of the Trust is to help severely disabled, life threatened and life limited young children aged 0 - 5 years in Gloucester and throughout Gloucestershire, so that the quality of their lives may be enriched.
The Trust's aims are …
The provision of domiciliary and residential respite nursing care
The provision of equipment specially adapted to the needs of the individual child
The provision of financial help for visits to specialist hospitals outside Gloucestershire
The James Hopkins Trust, like all worthwhile Gloucester charities, are always looking for donations and sponsors for their local charitable organisation.
North Upton Lane
Gloucestershire GL4 3TR
“She [the nurse] spends eight hours a month with Owain, mainly in the evenings and at weekends which allows Chris and I to slip out for a stolen few hours at the cinema or a pub meal, reminding us that...
“At the James Hopkins Trust, I began talking to other mums whose children were older than mine and who had already faced some of the emotional challenges we were going through. They made me feel welcome...
“Moving to the area last May with my disabled daughter, not knowing what services or places I could use, the James Hopkins Trust has been an invaluable source of information. They have been a great source...
Our James Hopkins Trust nurse was a real life Mary Poppins. She was fun, loyal and above all saw and loved the child we knew. She would take him for a few hours each week so I could have special Mummy...
I would like to take the time to thank you enormously for the respite care you have provided for my son Daniel. As a mum who was extremely reluctant to receive any help I am now a strong advocate of respite...