Business owners’ boost

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LOCAL Amway business owners collected nearly £500 in donations at a regional seminar, which was then doubled by Amway UK.

The charity was nominated by Ulley-based Amway business owners Jill and Dave Ashton.

Jill said: “We chose the new house because we have had close links with the existing Sheffield house Treetop House manager, Ann Wyatt, and her family for many years.”

Seven ‘Homes from Home’ across the UK provide free, high quality accommodation to families of sick children while they are being treated in hospital. It already has one house in Sheffield, Treetop House, and is building a second home so it can support even more families.

It is hoped that the new 11-bedroom house will be open by April 2013 and will support an additional 250 families each year.

Ann Wyatt said: “Jill and the team at Ashton Associates have been very supportive of us over the last two years, hosting book sales, donating raffle prizes and sponsoring our fundraising events, so to have their continued support for the new project is just great.”