Don’t Let Charities Suffer

Don’t Let Charities Suffer

Despite being in one of the industries hardest hit by the credit crunch local Wrexham based contractor Read Construction Holdings Ltd are determined to maintain their activities and commitment to supporting local charities. Speaking at the official handing over of their latest donation to Wrexham Hospice Nightingale House following completion of their work on a two storey extension on site, Managing Director Richard Heaton was clear that the firm would continue to support worthwhile causes.

“Nightingale House does a tremendous job in offering care to patients and their families from as far afield as Barmouth and the Border region and Read are pleased to remain one of their major corporate donors.” He said. “I
know that a lot of businesses and individuals are finding things exceptionally tough at the moment but I hope that they will still support Nightingale House’s ‘Go Yellow Month’ during June.”

The Go Yellow Month sees a fundraising drive for the hospice where everything from food to clothes is yellow. Each year Nightingale House costs £2.55 million pounds to run (£7,000 per day) but only 18% of this is funded by the Government leaving the hospice to raise nearly £2.2 million pounds each year.

Nightingale House provides specialist palliative care services, completely free of charge, to patients and their families across a wide area: Wrexham County Borough, Flintshire, East Denbighshire, the A494 corridor to Bala, Dolgellau and Barmouth and the Border region including Oswestry, Ellesmere, Wem and Whitchurch. These services include a 16‐bed inpatient ward, a daycare unit for up to 15 patients, 4 days a week, an outpatient clinic including a specialist lymphoedema unit, occupational therapy, complementary therapies, physiotherapy including hydrotherapy in a purpose‐built pool, an ambulance service and volunteer drivers for patients (as required), as well as a range of bereavement support services including the Release programme, a specialist service for children and young adults. The hospice relies heavily upon the help that it receives from the general public, companies and charitable trusts.

“We have a variety of methods of fundraising including Tea Mornings, a Ladies Midnight Walk and a lottery with 11,000 members.” Explained John Savage Executive Director of Nightingale House. “However it has been far harder this year to generate the funds we desperately need to keep the centre going so we hope that ‘Go Yellow’ will catch people’s imaginations and encourage them to give something, however small and that we can continue to rely on the support of major corporate donors like Read with whom we have an excellent relationship.”

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