Collas Crill's UK Real Estate Team has completed on the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation's purchase of The Burrow; a property near Southampton General Hospital.
While the Foundation currently leases a flat available to Guernsey families, The Burrow is the first property owned by the Foundation, purchased due to the high demand of local families needing a place to stay when their premature baby or critically ill child requires off-island treatment in Southampton. The property is due to open in the summer of 2017.
Anna Douglass, Associate in Collas Crill's UK Real Estate Team whose own child was born premature, advised the Foundation on the purchase of the property with Collas Crill covering the conveyancing costs, all legal advice and disbursements.
Anna said: "I'm so glad that we've been able to support the Foundation whose work goes a long way in supporting local families at such a difficult time. Having spent almost a month with my baby on the neonatal unit last summer, I had a first hand experience of what a big difference the charity makes with the new equipment, essential support they offer and all the wonderful fundraising they do for this great cause. It felt great to give something back to them and this flat will be an essential lifeline for so many families."
Jo Priaulx, co-founder of the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation, said: "Thanks to Collas Crill’s hard work and generosity, it’s all feeling very real now! The firm’s UK Real Estate Team made the process seamless and we are thrilled to say that The Burrow is officially ours.
"Many local families, just like Anna’s, have to go through the worry and stress of having a poorly little one, and if UK treatment is needed then having a place to stay is of vital importance. The team’s support means that we can start fundraising for The Burrow's preparations and continue helping Guernsey parents and their children for years to come."