Ashgate Hospice has received a much needed £1k contribution to its operating costs from local law firm Banner Jones.
Providing palliative and end-of-life care free of charge to people aged 18 and over, the North Derbyshire charity looks after patients living with a life-limiting illness, including cancer, neurological diseases, and end-stage heart, kidney and lung diseases.
In the last year alone, it has provided at-home care for more than 1600 people and inpatient care for over 360 patients, in addition to providing counselling and bereavement support for more than 500 people who have lost a loved one.
Whilst extra funding has recently been announced by the Government for health and social care, charities like Ashgate Hospice rely heavily on donations, fundraising efforts and the goodwill of supporters and local businesses in order to continue to operate.
The funds received from Banner Jones will help the charity to provide homemade meals for up to 200 inpatients, bereavement support to around 80 individuals, or at-home visits for as many as 40 people.
Commenting on the £1k contribution Ben Couch, Commercial Property Solicitor from Banner Jones, said: “Ashgate Hospice has provided care for thousands of people across North Derbyshire at the end of their lives.
“As a firm it’s very important to us to give back to our local communities, and we are delighted to have been able to provide a £1k contribution which will help ensure more people benefit from the work of this incredible charity.”
Alison Ward-Foster, Partnerships Manager from Ashgate Hospice added: “Our nurses can only be there for those who need them thanks to the support of our community and local businesses like Banner Jones. Thank you so much for helping Ashgate nurses to make a difference to the lives of local people when it matters most”.