A representative of Prospect Hospice was on hand this week to receive a donation of glassware from Sainsbury’s store in Stratton.
The good relationship between the two parties, built up over several years of joint activity, continues to prosper and this latest enterprise is welcomed by Mike Kennedy, Events and Community Fundraiser for the Swindon based charity. ‘We are so grateful for this donation. These glasses will be well used at our awareness and fundraising events and help us in our endeavours to raise the profile of what we do.’
Prospect Hospice supports a community of over 300,000 people in Swindon, Marlborough and north Wiltshire, and the villages of Lechlade and Fairford. In 2015/16 Prospect Hospice cared for and supported more than 2,370 patients and over 4,000 family members costing more than £7.8million, through a range of services developed to bring care, comfort and confidence at life’s most difficult time, For patients, there are teams of nurses, doctors and therapists, bringing care at the hospice in Wroughton, in their own homes and care homes, through a palliative care team based at the Great Western Hospital and at their Outreach centre at Savernake Hospital, Marlborough. Carers and family members also access services designed to help their coping when a loved one has accessed their care.
Val Atwill, Store Manager for Sainsbury’s is delighted to be able to help. ‘Prospect do such wonderful work in our community – indeed some of our colleagues here in Stratton have good reason to be grateful for their efforts. This is just the latest initiative in our increasingly good relationship with them’.
Meanwhile, anyone who would like to help Prospect in any way, or would like support themselves, are welcome to contact the charity by calling 01793 813355 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.