DURING these difficult times St Rocco’s Hospice have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the Warrington community and are grateful that so many supporters are continuing with their fundraising efforts to raise money for patient care.
As a lot of corporate supporters have been working from home, the hospice has been amazed to follow the fundraising journeys of a variety of different activities such as ‘Stair Climbs to Everest’, ‘Donate Your Commute’ and ‘Indoor Rowing Challenges’.
All funds raised have been donated to their Emergency Appeal in the attempt to recuperate the £1million loss that St Rocco’s will face through this pandemic.
It was devastating for those at the hospice have to change our visiting rules due to COVID-19 restrictions. Patients and their families are at the heart of everything they do and these decisions did not come easily.
But – out of bad situations come wonderful acts of generosity. The Hospice sent a plea to local businesses asking for donations of iPads so that patients could easily stay connected with their loved ones during these difficult times – and they were bowled over by the response they had.
The Hospice needed 14 iPads for each of our 14 in-patient beds, and in just a few hours they had hit our target!
Special thanks to Sandstone Supplies Ltd, 3 Pugs Gin, Real 5 Networking, Winwick Road Skip Hire, Birchwood Shopping Centre, Barkinmouse Ltd, MD Tool Hire Ltd, Piero Belmonte Photography, BMECH Ltd, David Paul of Warrington, Libertas Wealth Management, Warrington Worldwide, Warrington’s Own Buses and Legal for Landlords for their kind donations.
As the hospice are experiencing a national shortage of PPE for their front line staff, the Warrington community and local businesses have come together to provide donations of all necessary equipment to enable nurses and staff to provide care in the safest way possible, for this they are truly thankful!
Not forgetting, the gifts of hampers, chocolates, flowers and treats that patients and staff have received, acts of generosity such as these help show that the Warrington community, and businesses alike, really are ‘Hospice Heros’.