MERSEYSIDE HOSPICE RECEIVES £1,750 DONATION FROM BARRATT HOMES

Barratt Homes Manchester has recently made a donation of £1,750 to St Joseph’s Hospice in Thornton to support end-of-life and palliative nursing care for its patients.
In providing a helping hand for the hospice – which looks after approximately 200 people in Sefton, Liverpool and West Lancashire each year – the leading housebuilder has supported the high-quality care offered to those approaching the end of their lives.

St Joseph’s Hospice, located close to our Pinewood Park development in Formby, has a range of services to offer nursing care within a peaceful, home from home environment surrounded by 12 acres of beautiful woodland gardens.

Maxine Armstrong, Head of Fundraising at St Joseph’s Hospice, said: “Hospice care is increasingly important in an ageing society. As people are living longer, we are developing more complex needs and compassion and dignity at the end of life is something that we all deserve and would want for our own loved ones.

“We are proud that our team of nurses and carers have a real passion for delivering this care, spending quality time with their patients and supporting their families and loved ones.

“We’d like to say a very big thank you to the team at Barratt Homes for its generous donation. This funding will make a big difference to the hospice as we have suffered huge financial losses due to the impact of the pandemic.

“This donation will help to replace some of the funds lost during the course of the last two years while we have been unable to hold our usual fundraising events or raise money through our charity shops.”

As a registered charity, St. Joseph’s Hospice doesn’t charge for the care it provides but, instead, relies on its local communities and businesses to support it. This support is vital as it costs over £3 million every year, or £8,750 a day, to keep St. Joseph’s Hospice running.

In facing the challenges of the pandemic, the priority was to keep the hospice open in a safe manner and to maintain the high quality care provided for patients.

Many of the hospice’s retail team were furloughed during the lockdown periods, whilst its charity shops were closed and the fundraising team were unable to hold any events for almost two years. All of this has had a significant impact on the hospice’s ability to raise the money it needed and had a long-term impact on its funding.

Neil Goodwin, Managing Director of Barratt Homes Manchester, said: “As a leading developer it is really important that we support the community in the areas in which we build.

“St Joseph’s Hospice is a fantastic facility for those in need in Merseyside as it provides excellent end-of-life care for its patients, whilst supporting their loved ones in the process.”

For more information about St Joseph’s Hospice, visit www.stjhospice.org.uk.