Our hospice is celebrating a New Year funding boost thanks to a £15,085 donation from the Morrisons Foundation.
This very generous donation will be used to purchase a new fully-accessible vehicle to transport patients to day care services and clinics. These services give a range of medical, emotional and spiritual support to help patients living at home to maintain their independence for as long as possible.
Our Day Unit Sister in Telford, Claire Sproston, said: “We are very grateful for this fantastic donation from the Morrisons Foundation; it will enable us to buy a wheelchair accessible vehicle for our Severn Hospice site in Telford. Around 14 patients a day attend our Day Unit here, and we are finding that more have mobility issues that make it hard for them to travel in standard cars. This new vehicle will make it much easier for us to bring those patients to the hospice where they can benefit from the therapy sessions and social interaction provided at the Day Unit.”
The Morrisons Foundation, a charity set up by the supermarket which donates funds generated by the sale of single-use carrier bags, awards grants for charity projects which make a positive difference to people’s lives. Since launching in 2015 the Morrisons Foundation has funded a wide range of projects, supporting charities in local communities across England, Scotland and Wales.
David Scott, trustee of the Morrisons Foundation, said: “We are delighted to have awarded this grant to Severn Hospice. They provide an important service caring for those who need it most, and I’m sure that this donation will help them to ensure their patients living at home can still access specialist medical support and therapy sessions.”
If you would like to fundraise for Severn Hospice please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01952 221351.