A VEGETABLE box delivery scheme has joined forces with Wiltshire’s children’s hospice to raise money and awareness.

Riverford Organic Farmers has partnered with children’s hospice, Julia’s House to raise money for the hospice while raising awareness of the benefits of an organic and healthy lifestyle.

The relationship is part of Riverford’s Veg Fund, a scheme whereby Riverford makes a charity donation for every new customer that starts receiving delivery of their seasonal veg boxes.

Gerard Maguire, of Riverford, said: “The Veg Fund is a great way to get more people ‘Living Life on the Veg’ with us while helping to raise money for charities and schools. “The work that Julia’s House does is incredibly worthy so I’m really pleased we can support them and help to raise funds.”

Julia’s House, which has just opened its hospice in Devizes, provides practical and emotional support for families caring for a child with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition. Their care extends outside of the hospice itself, providing frequent and regular support for families in their own homes and in the community.

Tai Saxty, community fundraiser at the hospice, said: “We are really excited that Julia’s House has been chosen for Riverford’s Veg Fund scheme.”

“It’s great to think that people can support local families with life-limited children simply by choosing to eat more veg.”

Any customers of Riverford Organic Farmers can quote the code VFUND6 at the online checkout or to customer services, and the company will donate £15 to Julia’s House for every household upon delivery of the third veg box.

To find out more visit juliashouse.org.