Appeal for Equipment Leads to Generous Donations

An appeal was launched in the local press to raise £1,000 to purchase a specialist chair to enable patients at the hospice with severe mobility issues to be showered. The chair allows patients to have maximum dignity and safety.

Helen Garfield, CEO stated:

“In some cases managing personal care can become very difficult and yet being helped to feel clean and comfortable can make a huge difference to how someone feels about themselves.”

The appeal was very popular, with several donations and one anonymous donation of £5,000 to cover the cost of the chair and future equipment the hospice may need.

Helen added:

“Our funds are limited and buying such specialist equipment often falls outside our usual budgeted costs so we are asking local p[people to help provide this fantastic equipment.