Huge donation from Redrow Homes will go towards improving patient facilities
A cash boost from Redrow Homes will be used to help refurbish the inpatient unit at St Catherine’s Hospice.
St Catherine’s Hospice and Derian House Children’s Hospice in Chorley have each been given cheques for more than £20,000 after fantastic fundraising events throughout the last year.
Each charity was amazed to receive £21,820.15 – the largest single amount donated to each by Redrow, with whom they have a long-standing and special relationship.
Stephen Greenhalgh, chief executive for St Catherine’s, said: “Over the years we have been amazed and impressed by the generosity of Redrow Homes and once again they have simply taken our breath away.
“We had no idea of the amount being donated and when we saw the size of the cheque we were overwhelmed. I should add that when our director of community and income, Lorraine Charlesworth, saw it she was literally stuck for words because she was so deeply moved.”
The majority of the money was raised through a charity ball held earlier this year, but money was also raised by the developer with a sportsman’s dinner and a charity golf day, all of which were supported by staff, suppliers and sub-contractors.
Stephen continued: “It takes £5.1m to run St Catherine’s each year and just 25% of that comes to us through the NHS. We never ask for money, we simply tell people what we do and make it interesting, easy and worthwhile for them to support us if they wish to do so. However, the demand for hospice care has never been greater. Help like this from Redrow means everything to us.
“Specifically, we intend to use this money towards improving our inpatient unit facility that is in need of refurbishment. It’s our aim to ensure that all our beds are used as fully as possible. To achieve that puts great demand on our medical and nursing team but it means we can make the best use of the facility and help as many people as possible.
“The support of Redrow makes a massive difference to our patients and their loved ones.”
Redrow’s own Steve Greenhalgh, managing director for the company’s Lancashire housing division, based at Buckshaw Village, added: “The Redrow team has been absolutely fantastic – they’ve really thrown themselves into raising money for St Catherine’s Hospice and Derian House over several years and the amount they’ve raised is staggering.
“My thanks of course go to our wonderful workforce, our suppliers and our sub-contractors, who support these events. Moreover, however, praise must go to these two marvellous charities and those who work tirelessly for them, to make memories and lives better for people with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
“What they do really is incredible and we are proud and privileged to have such special links with them.”
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