A Westcountry charity, inspired by a six-year-old girl who died earlier this year, has reached a major milestone. Ellie's Haven has been raising funds to build a holiday haven for children with life-limiting illnesses since it was founded five years ago.
Today it revealed for the first time its vision for the building that will eventually be turned into the haven.
The founders of the Looe-based charity, Nigel and Julie Libby, who lost two children to terminal illnesses, hope to offer free holidays to families caring round-the-clock for children suffering long term and life limiting illnesses.
Julie and her husband Nigel founded Ellie's Haven almost five years ago, naming the charity after their daughter Ellie, who died in January a few weeks before her seventh birthday.
The charity is now planning to convert the building into a multipurpose hall to suit the requirements of severelydisabled children with parents or carers.
@ellieshaven now needs to raise around £250,000 before it can start work on the holiday retreat. It hopes to start offering free holidays by the spring of 2015.