Owners of second or holiday homes are being asked to offer their properties to Homes with Heart (HWH), which arranges holidays for families with life-limited children.

Set up in 2009 by Jane Palliser, who saw how difficult it was for a friend to arrange holidays for her sick daughter, this is a remarkably simple concept which has helped 180 families during the past five years. HWH receives regular referrals from 10 children’s hospices around the UK and hopes to work with all 42 by 2016.

One homeowner writes: ‘We have been overwhelmed at how giving our cottage for a few days can have such a positive impact. I do not know who was more rewarded, them or us.’

To participate, telephone 01372 842751 or visit www.homeswithheart.co.uk.

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