Martin House

Martin House

Oak By Design are pleased to be supporting the marvellous Martin House in Boston Spa, in Wetherby in West Yorkshire.

Their aim is to provide family led care for children with life- threatening conditions. It is a place where children, and young people, and their families can stay from time to time to receive support, rest and practical help within a lively, friendly atmosphere.

This children’s hospice currently supports 420 families and 150 bereaved families.

The hospice has its own team of paediatric palliative care consultants, doctors, nurses, music therapists, artists, chaplain and clinical psychologist. It costs over £5.5 million a year to provide this vital, free service to families from across West, North and East Yorkshire.

As well as paid staff, Martin House has over 250 active volunteers working throughout the charity: in the kitchen, the garden, the reception and throughout their 11 shops across Yorkshire.

When Martin House were looking for 4 new signs for around the hospice they approached us after a staff member walked past our showroom and thought we might be able to supply oak ones.

As they wanted their quite distinctive logo to feature in one of them we did a bit of experimenting with our CNC router to see if it could cope with the childlike drawings and letters. It could!

Darren, our Production Manager, went to fit the signs around the house last week and the staff members were absolutely thrilled with them, saying how well they fit in with the building.

If you’d like to help Martin House in any way; fundraising, volunteering or making a donation please contact them. All details are on their website: