Pavers Foundation Donates £500 to Peterborough-based Hospice

The Pavers Foundation have donated £500 to palliative care hospice: Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall. The donation was made through the Pavers Foundation employee grant application scheme by Tanya Harrison, a customer advisor at Pavers, Peterborough.

Tanya applied for Foundation funding following her father’s inspirational fundraising journey for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall, in memory of her mother, Emma Ablitt. Tanya’s father Paul pledged to walk 360 miles in 11 days to raise money for the hospice, who gave such outstanding care to his late wife.

Speaking about her successful donation Tanya saidMy dad was the inspiration behind my application. His amazing walk from Peterborough to Scotland was truly an outstanding achievement. Especially at 64 years of age. My mum is missed by the entire family every day, but we will always be grateful for the care, compassion and support Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall showed us in that difficult time. I can't begin to say what this means to me and my family. Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall is very close to our hearts.”

Paul Ablitt, Tanya's father
Paul Ablitt, Tanya's father

The Foundation’s donation, together with the funds raised by Tanya’s father amount to almost £5,000 which will be put towards helping the hospice recover from the severe shortfall it is now facing, because of the Covid crisis. The doctors and nurses at the inpatient unit, who cared for Tanya’s mother, strive to offer expert care in tranquil surroundings despite the unprecedented situation throughout the pandemic.

Nilesh Patel, Senior Community Fundraiser explained the impact of the donation: “The donation from The Pavers Foundation will fund a bed for a day of inpatient care here at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice. With the ongoing pandemic meaning our charity shops remain closed and many fundraising events cancelled, Sue Ryder is facing a shortfall of over £1 million a month whilst its doctors and nurses continue to play a vital part in coronavirus effort. We are really grateful for the support and dedication from the community during this time, which is helping us continue to be there when it matters.” 

The Pavers Foundation is delighted to continually make a difference in areas of health, education and community, and have to date awarded over £913,000 to deserving causes and charities across the UK and beyond.