Melville staff raise grand total for bereavement charity

Monday May 27th 2019


From left to right: Linda Hay, Morag MacDonald, Ailsa Hill of Richmond’s Hope, Lisa Cuthbert and Neil Edgar.

Written by Midlothian View reporter, Luke Jackson

Staff from Melville Housing Association, Midlothian’s largest registered social landlord, have gone the extra mile to raise £1,000 for Richmond’s Hope, the Lothians-based charity that supports children and young people struggling to cope with a bereavement.

Richmond’s Hope has been Melville’s chosen charity for the past 12 months, with staff raising funds for their vital work through a number of events, including home baking, raffles and regular dress down days.

“I’d like to say a huge thank you to the team at Melville Housing Association for raising such a fantastic amount,”

said Ailsa Hill, Bereavement Support Worker at Richmond’s Hope.

“This donation will make an enormous difference and allow us to continue helping children who are struggling to come to terms with the death of someone close to them. Thank you so much to everyone who took part.”

“Richmond’s Hope does fantastic work for children and their families across central Scotland,” said Melville’s Neil Edgar.

“Staff worked really hard to raise this money over the course of the year and we are all delighted that it’s going to such a worthwhile cause.”

Richmond’s Hope provides support for children and young people aged between four and 18 who have been bereaved. The charity provides a safe space for children to work through their grief, to preserve memories of the person who died, to explore their feelings, to be given coping strategies and to understand the impact the bereavement has had on their lives.

Find out more about the invaluable work they do at

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