– Donna Hodges, Bereavement Projects Manager at The Bodie Hodges Foundation
Bodie Hodges Foundation
We support the Bodie Hodges Foundation; a local charity that supports families bereaved of a child of any age. They have a boathouse set next to a tranquil lake to provide a safe place for families to stay for a week so to spend quality time together. Families are not charged for their stay. The foundation also promotes organ donation in schools and workplaces; they encourage people to start the conversation about organ donation.
We have helped the foundation with two projects; Bodie’s With Love Project, which offers families who stay in the boathouse the opportunity to have their own keepsake made from their child’s clothing, and Bodie’s Treasured Memory Bags, which provides grief resources free-of-charge to families to support sibling grief.
In December 2018, we organised a networking event to raise awareness amongst the Leicester business community of the inspirational work that this foundation does. This event was hosted at the boathouse; we tried out the dry slope skiing on the lakes. We also attend the Bodie Hodges Sports Dinner every year.
We are proud to support the Bodie Hodges Foundation; it is very close to our heart as a family business.