KEMP Hospice has passed the £30,000 target for its children’s appeal which will fund bereavement services for young people in Wyre Forest.

The Kemp for Kids appeal, in association with The Shuttle, has raised £31,109 towards activities, residential weekends, group sessions with Kemp’s family worker and provide memorial events.

Tesco in Kidderminster nominated the Wyre Forest-based hospice as their Charity Trust Community Award in July and helped the appeal by raising £1,000.

Store manager Mike Burke said: “We are very happy to donate to such an important cause and their amazing achievements to date.”

Chief Executive of Kemp Hospice Terry Osbourn said: “We are very grateful to Mike and his team at Tesco for selecting us for their Community Award and for supporting this vital, new service which is already proving to be invaluable to children, young people and their families locally.

“It is thanks to support like this that we have been able to develop and grow new services which make such a huge difference to local people’s lives.”

Kemp Hospice children’s and family worker Jackie Turner said that the death of a loved one can be difficult for children and the hospice’s service will help them through the grieving process.

She said: “To see the positive impact these Kemp services can have on a child’s life and to know you are making a difference is really moving.”