Staff at a Birmingham hospice are celebrating after receiving a grant for a new electric patient bed worth £1,800.
Warburtons Wednesbury Bakery stepped in to help out St Mary’s Hospice, which was in desperate need of equipment to provide intensive care for more than 1,000 people suffering from terminal illnesses each year.
St Mary’s is Birmingham’s only independent hospice serving adults in the community and offers specialist palliative care for people with progressive diseases, a treatment that is not usually available in hospitals.
Sarah Spellman, fundraising officer at the hospice, said: “As an independent hospice we rely on the good will of the community to sustain our work. We are always in need of more equipment to be able to offer the care and support our patients require and are extremely grateful to Warburtons for helping out with such a substantial purchase.”
The hospice received the donation from the Warburtons Community Giving Fund, which gives thousands of pounds to Midlands causes every year.