Sobell House Hospice has received a boost to its Raising the Roof campaign thanks to a £400 gift from the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) at Harwell.

The hospice is now £100,000 short of its £3.7m fundraising target to rebuild and modernise its buildings at the Churchill Hospital site in Headington.

John Wilkins, the head of site for UKAEA at Harwell, said: "UKAEA is pleased to support Sobell House and contribute to its programme of enhancing patient care.

"Our donation comes as part of our on-going relationship with the hospice both corporately and individually through our staff."

UKAEA, which manages the Harwell International Business Centre and is responsible for decommissioning nuclear reactors and other radioactive facilities used for the nuclear research programme in a safe and environmentally friendly way, has been made a corporate patron of the Sobell House Hospice charity.