Sarah Parker, Assistant Manager at Pavers in Wrexham with Christine Dukes, Grants and Trust Fundraiser at Nightingale House Hospice
Nightingale House Hospice has received a donation of £1,000 from the Pavers Foundation after Sarah Parker, Assistant Manager at Pavers in Wrexham, submitted a grant application to support the cause.
Nightingale House Hospice provides specialist palliative care services, free of charge to patients living with a life limiting illness and supports their families across a wide geographical area – from Wrexham, Flintshire and East Denbighshire to Barmouth, and to the borders of Shropshire and Cheshire.
Sarah applied for the grant after the Hospice provided incredible care for her mother, who passed away due to cancer.
“I chose to apply for a grant for Nightingale House Hospice as what they do is amazing. 16 years ago my mum sadly passed away from cancer at the age of 52.
The hospice was very special to her as she used to attend a Wednesday club where she could meet others and chat about her hopes and fears and receive counselling and support if required. The palliative care she received was excellent and the compassion shown to our family at the time was greatly received.
Although at the time, myself and my sisters were not young children, we still lost a parent which is difficult at any age so I am extremely thankful that the money donated will go towards helping fund support for other children going through a similar experience and the hospice can continue to do its amazing work into the future”.Sarah Parker, Assistant Manager at Pavers in Wrexham
The donation will be put towards the hospices’ modernisation programme, which aims to bring facilities up-to-date, allowing them to deliver a service that meets the needs of their current patients, whilst also meaning they’re able to expand patient numbers and act as a base for community services.
The facilities at the Hospice were built 23 years ago and provided a generalist palliative care service. The new project involves relocating and restructuring the existing day centre and the rehabilitation centre to make a more modern space. This area will be used to house all outpatient services and will be a versatile space that can be divided into small areas.
In total, the modernisation programme is costing 2 million, of which, Trustees have contributed 1.6 million out of the Hospice’s reserves. The Hospice is working towards raising funds for the remaining, and has already secured significant donations from local Foundation’s and Businesses.
Specifically, the £1,000 from the Pavers Foundation will be used to support the hospices’ new Sunshine Room.
“Nightingale House Hospice, Wrexham has launched an ambitious modernisation programme for its building and its services. This modernisation will allow us to help our patients to live as well as possible for as long as possible. Most people faced with the challenge of developing a life-limiting illness have concerns about the impact on their families, in particular the children and young people in their lives.
Our Sunshine Room which has been supported by a grant from the Pavers Foundation, will be a happy place where children can work through their thoughts in a safe and supportive area when it opens in Autumn 2019. We are extremely grateful to the Pavers Foundation for helping us to make this happen.”Christine Dukes, Grants and Trust Fundraiser at Nightingale House Hospice
We’re proud to support Nightingale House Hospice, and are so pleased to be able to help towards their modernisation programme. If you’d like to offer your support please visit, https://www.nightingalehouse.co.uk/.