Generally, Advantage Structural Defects Warranty’s team only hears from developers when structural warranties are needed (not that we’re complaining about this!) However, we do like to stay abreast of the charitable contributions that companies in the construction sector make, whether that’s through supporting Advantage’s fundraising efforts, such as our charity golf days, or through their own initiatives.
This month, the news that The Marie Curie Hospice, Liverpool, has received a donation from Redrow’s Allerton Community Fund to help make cosmetic improvements to its patient and visitor areas caught our attention.
The hospice, on Speke Road in Woolton, cares for around 1,200 patients and their families each year providing social, practical, emotional and spiritual support. It costs £5.2 million to run annually.
Marie Curie Community Fundraiser for Liverpool Antony Jones approached Redrow for help with giving one of the most versatile areas of the hospice a fresh new look.
Antony explained: “The hospice conservatory is a hive of activity, hosting day therapy lunches, ROOTS day therapy sessions, events for families and is also used as a meeting space. It was looking weathered and worn and we wanted to give it a refresh to make the space more welcoming for our patients and families.
“Many of the blinds were broken and no longer fit for use. With Redrow’s help we’ve been able to order made to measure blinds helping make people feel welcome whether they’re staying in the hospice or just here for the day either as an outpatient or visitor.”
The hospice received almost £1,400 from Redrow’s £10,000 Allerton Community Fund. The voluntary fund has been shared between local groups and good causes. It is in addition to Redrow’s statutory obligations linked to the 100-home Allerton Gardens development, off Woolton Road, in Allerton, just a few miles from the hospice.
Elaine Mounsey, area sales manager for Redrow Homes (NW), said: “Marie Curie Hospice, Liverpool, is a fantastic charity providing much needed support to people with terminal illnesses and their families. Helping with cosmetic improvements is our way of thanking the hospice for all that they do for the community.”
Every year, Advantage Structure Defects Warranty supports carefully selected local charities, and we’ll be keeping you up to date with our fundraising activities for 2020 over the coming months on the website and via our social media channels. Thank you for reading!