Milestone for Hampshire children's hospice

A topping ceremony is taking place on a multi million pound refurbishment of Naomi House near Winchester.

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Milestone for Hampshire children's hospice

Naomi House near Winchester Credit: ITV news

A Hampshire children's hospice, which is undergoing a multi million pound refurbishment, is marking a major milestone. Naomi House in Winchester is being transformed with new bedrooms and bathrooms and improved technology. Patron and TV presenter Alistair Stewart will join staff for a topping out ceremony to mark that the building is now watertight.

He will be joined by Naomi Cornelius-Reid, to jointly place the ceremonial tile on Naomi House's new roof. Naomi is the daughter of the late Mary Cornelius-Reid who generously gifted her land for the building of the hospice in the early 90's. Naomi House is named after Naomi Cornelius-Reid.

Naomi House and Jacksplace provide care to children and young people with life-limiting conditions. It is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and delivers a range of services to give respite care to families. Naomi House has opened in June 1997 and Jacksplace was officially opened by the Countess of Wessex on 30 November 2010.

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